Why is maternal health a Millennium Development Goal? Because healthy mothers are critical for families, communities, and countries. And yet, every ninety seconds, every day, a woman dies due to pregnancy or childbirth. That is more than 900 dead every 24 hours -- more than 342,000 women a year. But change is possible. It is already happening.
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