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A woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth every 2 minutes: UN estimates

This report highlights that the world must significantly accelerate progress to meet global targets for reducing maternal deaths, or else risk the lives of over 1 mn women by 2030

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Every two minutes, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth, according a report titled "Trends in maternal mortality 2000 to 2020: estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and UNDESA/Population Division" released on Thursday.

This report released by United Nations agencies highlights that the world must significantly accelerate progress to meet global targets for reducing maternal deaths, or else risk the lives of over one million more women by 2030.

According to report, Nigeria had the highest estimated number of maternal deaths, accounting for over one quarter (28.5 per cent) of all estimated global maternal deaths in 2020, with

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 8:26 PM IST

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