New mothers in Scotland are being asked to compare their experiences of childbirth to those of their counterparts in Ghana as part of a new Oxfam campaign to improve maternal health care across the developing world.
Despite recent advances in the Ghanian public health system the death rate amongst new born babies in 2009 was still 27 per 1000 live births.  The equivalent figure in Scotland is just 2.8. 
A network of high-profile women yesterday marked the formation of the Scottish Circle, a new group dedicated to campaigning and fundraising for women's rights at home and abroad.
The 12 members - including actress Daniela Nardini, former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angolini, Trespass clothing's Farah Khushi and Asian businesswoman of the year 2009 Poonam Gupta - were inspired to form the Scottish Circle after meeting Scottish singer...