Removing extreme poverty by 2015 is under threatBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7467.642-b (Published 16 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:642
- Zosia Kmietowicz
More resources need to be put into basic health services for the world's most marginalised people if targets to alleviate extreme poverty agreed by world leaders 10 years ago are going to be met, says a report from the United Nations Population Fund.
And despite some progress in improving the quality and reach of reproductive health services in poor countries, more than 500 000 women continue to die each year from largely preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth, according to the report.
Poverty is the main risk factor for obstetric complications. The chance of a woman dying in pregnancy or …