Global Progress Recorded In Childbirth Safety, But All Nations Must Provide Better Medical Care, U.N. Agencies Say In New Report

U.N. News: Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds
“Childbirth survival rates are now a ‘staggering success’ compared with the year 2000, but one pregnant woman — or her child — still dies every 11 seconds from largely preventable causes, U.N. health experts said on Thursday. In a joint appeal for all nations to do more to provide better medical care for all, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) outlined several ways to help protect the 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns who die every year…” (9/19).

Additional coverage of the report is available from The Guardian, The Telegraph, VOA, and Xinhua.