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Trends in Maternal Mortality: 2000 to 2017

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The World Bank Group,UN, United Nations,UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund,UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund,WHO, World Health Organization

More children and women survive childbirth today than ever before. Despite this great progress, a pregnant woman or newborn still dies every 11 seconds. Most maternal deaths are preventable as healthcare solutions to manage complications are well-known, and access to skilled care can make a substantial difference for both women and children.  

This report presents trends in maternal mortality from 2000 to 2017, including global, regional, and country-level estimates.  

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