Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across The Globe

Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across The Globe

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mom-infant-morguefile-virginiamol.jpgFor the first time in decades, researchers are reporting a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth, to about 342,900 in 2008 from 526,300 in 1980.

The findings, published in the medical journal The Lancet, challenge the prevailing view of maternal mortality as an intractable problem that has defied every effort to solve it.

(READ More in the New York Times)

Thanks to Barry Stevens, Co-Founder and President El Puente – The Bridge, for submitting the link!
Photo credit: VIRGINIAMOL from morguefile.com

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