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10 facts on the state of global health

A pregnant woman is examined in a health clinic.
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Every day, nearly 800 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth

Maternal mortality is a health indicator that shows very wide gaps between rich and poor, both between countries and within them. WHO works to improve maternal health by assisting countries to improve care before, during and after childbirth.

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