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The Jamaica Observer PAHO official concerned about high maternal mortality rate in region
Dr Isaias Gutierrez, area manager for planning, programme budget and project support at the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says more emphasis needs to be placed on reducing maternal mortality, which kills more than 20,000 women annually in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Afrique en Ligne Nigerian government okays drug to reduce maternal death
As Post-Partum Haemorrhage (PPH) continues to be the leading cause of maternal mortality, the Nigerian government has endorsed the use of “Misoprostol” drug to be administered to women, especially those in poor settings.

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Cameroon: Women Declare War Against Maternal Mortality
World leaders have called for a halt to the needless deaths of 10 million women and girls who die each generation during pregnancy and childbirth, and four million newborn babies who die every year.

United Nations News UN-backed meeting in Asia forges commitment to reproductive health
Experts, advocates and activists meeting at a United Nations - backed meeting in Asia have called for efforts to reduce maternal deaths, enable young people to avoid HIV and make family planning more accessible on the continent.