Friday, October 12, 2007

Action needed on maternal deathsAction needed on maternal deaths

Experts have condemned the "appalling" lack of progress made in reducing the number of women worldwide dying during pregnancy and childbirth.

Analysis in The Lancet medical journal shows half a million women die every year - little change from 20 years ago.

And 20 million unsafe abortions - a major factor in maternal deaths and illness - are done annually.

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