Health officials focus on black maternal struggles in Kansas

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Minority mothers in Kansas are nearly two times as likely to have a pregnancy-related death compared to white mothers.

It’s black maternal health week. Health officials are sharing data about what is happening in the state.

Yelly Coulibaly is a mother of a seven-month-old in Overland Park. She moved to the United States from Ivory Coast. After she did, she was surprised to see the racial disparity in maternal deaths.

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