10 Facts on Maternal Health
19 - Jun - 2017 17:14:25
  • Nearly 830 women die every day due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth


  • More than 135 million women give birth per year


  • About 16 million girls aged between 15 and 19 give birth each year


  • Maternal health mirrors the gap between the rich and the poor


  • Most of these deaths can be prevented through skilled care at childbirth and access to emergency obstetric care


  • Many women don’t see a skilled health professional enough during pregnancy


  • About 22 million abortions continue to be performed unsafely each year


  • Reducing the maternal mortality ratio has been slow


  • The lack of skilled care is the main obstacle to better health for mothers


  • Girls younger than 15 are five times more likely to die while giving birth.
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