UNICEF: Urgent focus needed on maternal health

01/15/2009 | AlertNet

Global efforts to decrease deaths during pregnancy and childbirth are ineffective and limited by poor access to health care in the developing world, UNICEF said Thursday, and the world must work together to address the disparities. More than 500,000 expectant and new mothers die every year -- a number that has remained largely the same for the past two decades.

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