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MedIndia UNICEF Concerned Over High Maternal Mortality
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday around half a million women die each year from complications in childbirth and 10 million more suffer life-long disabilities, while the issue of maternal mortality does not get the attention it deserves.

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BBC Maternal mortality drop is hailed
There has been a big fall in the number of mothers dying during childbirth in South Asia, according to the UN children’s fund (Unicef).

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This Day Online Maternal Mortality: Saraki’s Wife Counsels Women
Wife of Kwara State Governor, Mrs Oluwatoyin Saraki, has reiterated the need for Nigerian women to come together and put an end to maternal mortality.

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Vogue Fashion For Relief Returns
...Jaeger, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and┬áVivienne Westwood are among the designers who’ve already signed up to show as part of the event, which is open to the public and will raise money this season for the White Ribbon Alliance - an international coalition of organisations and individuals which helps save the lives of pregnant women and newborn babies around the world, patroned by the Prime Minister’s wife, Sarah Brown.

IRIN Guinea-Bissau: Maternal mortality among world’s highest
UN Population Fund (UNFPA) programme officer Mamadù Bamba Gning told IRIN, “We need to change everyone’s minds when it comes to maternal mortality. Most women don’t even consider going to a clinic to give birth because they don’t think they’ll get what they need there.”

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Express India.com A forum to monitor condition that kills mothers
A national registry to record the number of cases of eclampsia in the country has been set up for the first time by the Indian Council of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the city-based Gupte hospital. At least 19 per cent cases of maternal mortality are said to be due to eclampsia - a condition which leads to seizures during pregnancy.

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The Daily Champion Obasanjo-Bello decries high maternal mortality
Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, has attributed the high maternal mortality rate in Nigeria to lack of access to primary health care facilities by women.

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