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Maternal mortality worldwide dropped drastically

Maternal mortality worldwide dropped drastically

The number of women that during and around childbirth dies is worldwide, with 44 percent between 1990 and 2015.

On average, die 216 on the one hundred thousand fold by geboortegerelateerde complications. A quarter of a century ago, this was 385, quotes Reuters a study in the scientific journal The Lancet.

Despite this success, the millennium goal of the United Nations (UN) out of sight. The organization formulated at the time the aim of a reduction of nearly 70 percent.

Left behind

One of the causes of the failure of the UN millennium target are the growing differences in the quality of care for mothers worldwide. Although in most countries, progress is being made, remains a vulnerable group behind.

“In all countries, vulnerable women disproportionately often the victims of maternal mortality,” said principal investigator Wendy Graham. “That hinders the realization of the millennium development goals. To do that, it is necessary that it is not true that certain groups always stay behind.”

Nearly 53 million women in poor areas, get no professional help during pregnancy and birth. They usually live in developing countries. There, among other things, unsafe abortions and infections around childbirth often.

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