Saving Women and Children

Saving Women and Children

Far fewer mothers and young children are dying in the world's poorest countries, according to a new UN report, which estimates that the deaths of 2.4 million women and children have been averted since 2010.

The agency, which launched its Every Woman, Every Child initiative in 2010, documented impressive gains in East Africa, with several countries showing declines in maternal and under-5 death rates of nearly 15%. Afghanistan and Zimbabwe reported dramatic progress in maternal health between 2010 and 2013, with maternal mortality declines of 20% and 23% respectively.
Thomson Reuters

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