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What is the state of maternal health?

Dr Susannah Woodd outlines the current state of maternal health.

There were 303,000 maternal deaths in 2015. This represents a fall of 43% in 15 years, but is still a huge number, as many of these deaths are preventable.

In this step, Dr Susannah Woodd outlines the causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, explores the patterns and inequities within maternal health, and describes the Sustainable Development Goals target for maternal health in 2030.

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Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action

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