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Maternal Deaths Halved in 20 Years, But 800 Women Still Die Every Day

The UNFPA report “Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2010”, shows that from 1990 to 2010, the annual number of maternal deaths dropped from more than 543,000 to 287,000 – a decline of 47%. But, 800 women still die every day. While substantial progress has been achieved in almost all regions, many countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa will fail to reach the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of reducing maternal death by 75% from 1990 to 2015. Click here to read more.