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Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah writes in the Mirror
There is no excuse for letting mums die as they give birth. Across the world half a million mothers’ lives will be lost between now and this time next year.

The Scotsman Sarkozy’s wife rallies British women to help end childbirth tragedies
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy yesterday called on women to unite in the battle to help mothers who die needlessly in childbirth.

All Africa Nigeria: Gynecologist Decries Lack of Radiotherapy Equipment
A gynecologist, Dr Emily Nzeribe, says Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the south-east will reduce if radiotherapy equipment are installed in the hospitals in the area.

All Africa Nigeria: And Our Women Continue to Die
It is estimated that about 50,000 Nigerian women die annually due to maternal mortality.

Irish Medical News International maternal mortality figures still too high
The Irish Forum on Global Health has expressed its concern that many countries are not on track to reach the UN target of reducing maternal mortality figures.

Accra Daily Mail Global shortfalls in health workers
UNFPA urges action

“To reduce maternal mortality, we must make sure that these women receive the specialized care they need during delivery, as well as pre- and postnatal services.”

Accra Daily Mail Voices for Malaria-free Future launched
“Most frightening however, is the fact that 18% of all under-five deaths are caused by malaria and 9% of maternal deaths are also caused by the disease”, she revealed.

All Africa Nigeria: High Maternal Mortality Worries Sultan
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III has expressed concern over the high rate of maternal mortality in the country and has stressed the need to check the trend.

All Africa Liberia: Maternal Health Worsened Since War Ended
New statistics showing an increase in maternal mortality since the end of Liberia's civil war in 2003 have created alarm among health workers who say the country's almost non-existent healthcare system is to blame.

All Africa Ghana: Unicef Stresses Importance of Investing in Maternal Health
UNICEF marked International Women's Day 2008 last Saturday, 8 March by drawing attention to the need for improvements in maternal health care.

Thaindian News 77,000 Indian women die every year at childbirth
At least 77,000 mothers in India die every year during child birth, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury said Monday. Chowdhury told the Rajya Sabha that the latest survey report of the Registrar General of India published in 2006, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) for India is 301 per 100,000 live births.

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