Adding It Up 2014: Global Fact Sheet

Publication Date: 2014
Author: UNFPA, Guttmacher Institute
Publisher: UNFPA, Guttmacher Institute

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An estimated 290,000 women die each year in developing countries from pregnancy-related causes, and 2.9 million newborns die in the first month of life. Nearly all of these deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.

 

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