Demand Dignity: Dying too young: Maternal mortality claims the life of one woman every minute

Demand Dignity: Dying too young: Maternal mortality claims the life of one woman every minute

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Index Number: ACT 35/005/2009
Date Published: 28 May 2009

Poverty drives maternal mortality, and maternal death and injury drive families further into poverty. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth rarely kill affluent women from developed countries. Governments must mobilize the resources and take other necessary steps to ensure that all women enjoy their right to life, their right to determine the number and spacing of their children, and their right to the highest attainable standard of health, all without discrimination.


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