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Every Minute Counts

Improve Maternal Health (MDG #5)

Healthy mothers are critical for families, communities, and countries. And yet, every minute of every day, a woman dies due to pregnancy or childbirth. That's more than 500,000 women a year. But change is possible. It is already happening.

The United Nations Millennium Development Goal #5: Maternal Health sets two specific goals:

  • Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
  • Achieve universal access to reproductive health


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