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Global Maternal Mortality Rate Down 40% Since 1995

NPR: How Far Has The Health Of Moms Come Since 1995?
“Officials and activists from around the world gathered in New York this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark 1995 World Conference on Women. Although there were a lot of depressing statistics discussed at the current meeting, there was one piece of good news that many kept citing as reason for hope: Since 1995 the rate of women worldwide who die in childbirth has dropped by more than 40 percent…” (Aizenman, 3/15).

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