WHO claims maternal mortality has been underestimated

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:398
  1. Claudia Court

    Global maternal mortality has been underestimated in the past by as much as a third, say new figures produced jointly by the World Health Organisation and Unicef. There are nearly 80000 more pregnancy related deaths a year than previously reported. Each year the world has about 585000 maternal deaths, 99% of them in developing countries.

    The WHO says that 55% …

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