Maternal Mortality

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9392
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at a glance
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World Bank
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2012-08-13T09:06:35Z
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2012-08-13T09:06:35Z
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2006-05
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Over 529,000 women die annually from complications during pregnancy, childbirth, or the postpartum period. Nearly all of these deaths occur in developing countries, where fertility rates are higher and a woman's life time risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth is over 400 times higher than in developed countries. Additionally, an estimated 20 million women endure lifelong disabilities such as pelvic pain, incontinence, obstetric fistula, anemia and infertility. The main direct causes of maternal death are severe bleeding, unsafe abortion, infection, eclampsia, and obstructed labor; the indirect causes include anemia, malaria, heart disease, and HIV. Pregnancy complications are the main cause of death for women aged 15-19. High maternal mortality rates in many countries result from poor reproductive health care, including not having access to skilled care during pregnancy and childbirth and access to safe abortion even where it is legal, especially for the poorest women. Risks of poor outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth are exacerbated by poverty, low status of women, lack of education, poor nutrition, heavy workloads and violence. While many factors contribute to maternal death, one of the most effective means of preventing maternal health is to improve health systems and primary health care to ensure availability of skilled attendance at all levels and access to 24-hour emergency obstetric care. Family planning services could also reduce maternal deaths and morbidities by 30 percent. Prevention of unwanted pregnancies and access to safe abortion as allowed by law and post abortion care services could reduce maternal deaths and injuries caused by unsafe abortions - over 68,000 women die from unsafe abortions annually.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/9617
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English
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Washington, DC
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at a glance
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ABORTION
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ABORTION COMPLICATIONS
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ABORTION SERVICES
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ACCESS TO INFORMATION
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ADEQUATE PRENATAL CARE
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ADOLESCENT
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ADOLESCENT GIRLS
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ADOLESCENTS
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AGE AT MARRIAGE
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AGE OF MARRIAGE
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AGED
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ANTENATAL CARE
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BABIES
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BABY
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BEHAVIOR CHANGE
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BIRTH SPACING
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BIRTH WEIGHT
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CARE DURING PREGNANCY
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CARE SERVICES
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CHILD HEALTH
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CHILD SURVIVAL
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CHILDBIRTH
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CLINICS
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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
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COMPLICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY
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COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY
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CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS
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CONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE
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COUNSELING
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DEATH RATE
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DELIVERY CARE
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DISABILITIES
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DOCTORS
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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DYING
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EARLY CHILDBEARING
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EARLY MARRIAGE
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EARLY MOTHERHOOD
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EARLY PREGNANCIES
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EARLY PREGNANCY
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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
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ECONOMIC RESOURCES
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EDUCATION FOR GIRLS
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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EMERGENCY CARE
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EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC CARE
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EMPLOYMENT
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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EMPOWERING WOMEN
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EPIDEMIC
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EQUAL ACCESS
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EQUAL RIGHTS
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EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN
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ESSENTIAL OBSTETRIC CARE
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EXISTING RESOURCES
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FAMILIES
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FAMILY PLANNING
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FAMILY PLANNING INFORMATION
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FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
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FEMALE
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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
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FERTILITY RATE
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FERTILITY RATES
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FGM
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FIRST BIRTH
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FIRST BIRTHS
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GENITAL MUTILATION
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HARD TO REACH GROUPS
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HARMFUL PRACTICES
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HEALTH CARE
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HEALTH CARE DURING PREGNANCY
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HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS
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HEALTH EDUCATION
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HEALTH FACILITIES
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HEALTH OUTCOMES
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HEALTH PROMOTION
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HEALTH RISKS
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HEALTH SERVICE
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HEALTH SERVICES
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HEALTH SYSTEM
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HEALTH SYSTEMS
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HEART DISEASE
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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
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HIV
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HIV/AIDS
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HOSPITAL
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HOSPITALIZATION
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HOSPITALS
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HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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HUMAN RESOURCES
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HYGIENE
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INCONTINENCE
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INFANT
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INFANTS
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INFERTILITY
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INJURIES
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INTEGRATION
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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
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INTERVENTION
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LABOR SUPPLY
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LAWS
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MALARIA
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MALE INVOLVEMENT
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MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANCY
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MARRIAGE AGE
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MATERNAL DEATH
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MATERNAL DEATHS
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MATERNAL HEALTH
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MATERNAL HEALTH CARE
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MATERNAL HEALTH OUTCOMES
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MATERNAL MORTALITY
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MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES
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MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO
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MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIOS
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MATERNITY CARE
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MEDICAL FACILITY
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METHODS OF FERTILITY REGULATION
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MIDWIFERY
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MIDWIFERY SKILLS
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MIDWIFES
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MIDWIVES
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL
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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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MORTALITY
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MORTALITY RISKS
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MOTHER
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MOTHER TO CHILD
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MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION
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NEEDS OF ADOLESCENTS
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NEWBORN
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NEWBORN CARE
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NEWBORN HEALTH
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NURSES
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NUTRITION
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NUTRITIONAL STATUS
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OBSTETRIC FISTULA
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OBSTETRICS
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OBSTRUCTED LABOR
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ORPHANS
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POOR MATERNAL HEALTH
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POOR NUTRITION
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POPULATION DISCUSSION
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POPULATION INFORMATION
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POPULATION INFORMATION PROGRAM
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POST-ABORTION
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POST-ABORTION CARE
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POSTABORTION
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POSTABORTION CARE
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POSTPARTUM CARE
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POSTPARTUM PERIOD
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PREGNANCY
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PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS
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PREGNANCY OUTCOMES
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PREGNANT WOMAN
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PREGNANT WOMEN
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PRENATAL CARE
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PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
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PRIVATE PROVIDERS
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PROVIDER ATTITUDES
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PUBLIC HEALTH
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PUBLIC HOSPITALS
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QUALITY SERVICES
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RAPE
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REFERRAL SYSTEM
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REPRODUCTIVE AGE
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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
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RESPONSIBLE SEXUALITY
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RISK GROUPS
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RURAL AREAS
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SAFE MOTHERHOOD
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SANITATION
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SECONDARY SCHOOL
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SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION
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SEXUAL ACTIVITY
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SEXUALITY
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SKILLED ATTENDANCE
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SKILLED ATTENDANCE AT DELIVERY
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SKILLED CARE
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SOCIAL MARKETING
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STATE OF WORLD POPULATION
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STATUS OF WOMEN
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SURGERY
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TERTIARY EDUCATION
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TRANSPORTATION
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TREATMENT OF MALARIA
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UNFPA
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UNPROTECTED SEX
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UNSAFE ABORTION
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UNSAFE ABORTIONS
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UNWANTED PREGNANCIES
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UNWANTED PREGNANCY
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VIOLENCE
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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
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VIOLENCE ON WOMEN
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WOMAN
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WORKERS
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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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YOUNG WOMEN
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YOUTHS
dc.title
Maternal Mortality
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dc.title.alternative
Mortalidade materna Mortalite maternelle Mortalidad materna
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Gender
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2006/05/11994329/maternal-mortality
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Health, Nutrition, and Population
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yes
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000334955_20100325034225
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11994329
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53648
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/03/25/000334955_20100325034225/Rendered/PDF/536480BRI0Engl10Box345621B01PUBLIC1.pdf
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Adolescent Health
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Health Monitoring and Evaluation
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Health Systems Development and Reform
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Gender :: Gender and Health
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Health, Nutrition & Popultn Team (HDNHE)
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