More Women, Newborns Survive Than Ever Before, U.N. Report Says

Reuters: Among babies and pregnant mothers, a death every 11 seconds, says U.N.
“More women and newborns survive now than ever before, largely thanks to better health care, United Nations data showed on Thursday, but a baby or a pregnant woman still dies every 11 seconds somewhere in the world. A report led by U.N. agencies UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), found that since 2000, child deaths have reduced by nearly half and maternal deaths by more than a third, mostly due to improved access to affordable, quality health services…” (Kelland, 9/19).

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