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10 facts on maternal health

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Fact 1

Nearly 830 women die every day due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth

About 303 000 women will die worldwide in 2015 due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. In developing countries, conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth constitute the second leading causes (after HIV/AIDS) of death among women of reproductive age.

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