The number of women dying due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has actually dropped by more than one-third since 2000. Photo: Shutterstock

A mother or baby dies in childbirth every 11 seconds, UN says

  • Sub-Saharan Africa has the most dire situation, with levels of maternal deaths there nearly 50 times higher than in high-income countries
  • And while rates have generally trended downwards, UN figures show that maternal mortality rates have actually increased in 13 countries
Topic |   United Nations

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The number of women dying due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has actually dropped by more than one-third since 2000. Photo: Shutterstock
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