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Amnesty International:UK Madagascar: Eight Women Die During Delivery Each Day
Eight Malagasy women die per day while giving birth, either due to complications during the pregancny or during delivery, according to a recently-published national Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).

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Amnesty International:UK Peru: “Scandalous” rates of maternal mortality says Amnesty - new report
Hundreds of poor, rural and Indigenous pregnant women in Peru are dying because they are effectively being denied the same health services other women in the country receive, Amnesty International concluded in a new report today (9 July).

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ScientistLive.com Medical news: Rise in maternal mortality rates A new study examining the evolution of maternal mortality rates in Spain since 1996 shows a 17% increase in deaths. This trend is linked to the widespread increase in maternal age.

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Medical News Today Prime Minister Pledges Action On Maternal Mortality, UK
Today, the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said he was determined to keep the issue of maternal mortality high on the agenda of the G8 summit in Italy next week.

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Medical News Today Increasing Age Of Mothers In Spain Leads To Rise In Mortality Rates
A new study examining the evolution of maternal mortality rates in Spain since 1996 shows a 17% increase in deaths. This trend is linked to the widespread increase in maternal age.

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Ethopian Review Addis Ababa to host international conference on maternal mortality
Conference on maternal mortality is to be held in Addis Ababa. More than 350 participants are expected to represent 30 African countries, according to coordinators of the conference.

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The Hindu News Update Service Maternal mortality rate declines by 15 percent in Bihar
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Bihar has fallen by about 15 percent, as more and more women are opting for institutional deliveries.

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LiberianObserver.com Nearly 500,000 Pregnant Women Die Yearly Worldwide
Country Tops sub-Saharan Africa Maternal Mortality Rate, Dr. Saye Baawo

The Director of Family Health Division of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), Dr. Saye D. Baawo, has disclosed that Liberia has reached the top of the ladder in terms of the country’s maternal mortality rate in sub-Saharan Africa.

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BusinessMirror.com Slow RP progress in maternal death rate lamented
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is concerned that the slow advance of measures in the Philippines for the health needs of women would result in the country failing to meet its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of reducing maternal death rate at birthing to 52 by the year 2015.

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Reuters Oxfam calls new WHO Statistics on maternal mortality a disgrace
Today Oxfam said it was a disgrace that as many mothers are dying in pregnancy and childbirth today as nearly 10 years ago and called for greater government investment in poor women’s health services.

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Reuters Maternal deaths deemed inexcusable, “an outrage”
There is no excuse for the fact that pregnancy and childbirth continue to kill 529,000 women and leave 1 million children motherless worldwide every year, the wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Tuesday.

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EarthTimes.org UN’s Ban: World maternal mortality rate is an ‘outrage’
United Nations Secretary General slammed Tuesday the world’s progress on lowering the maternal mortality rate, calling it an “outrage.”

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AllAfrica.com Nigeria: ‘Insufficient Blood Transfusion Raises Maternal Mortality’
Minister of Health Prof Babatunde Osotimehin has said that inadequate blood transfusion for pregnant women at the point of delivery contributes to the high maternal mortality rate in the country.

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The Herald, UK UN maternal mortality target ‘nowhere near being touched’
Midwives in Scotland will today lead calls for international action to improve maternity care across the developing world amid warnings that efforts have so far failed to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth.

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BBC News, UK South Sudan’s bike ambulance lifeline
There are certainly more comfortable ways to go to hospital than a motorbike with a sidecar bed attached to its side. But the launch of these ambulance motorbikes in South Sudan is a serious attempt to tackle some of the world’s highest rates of women dying in pregnancy.

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BBC Women's Hour BBC Woman’s Hour - Mama Zeena
Mama Zeena, Kenyan Midwife, talks about her work to reduce maternal mortality - click to download podcast

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