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Programme to discover how to reduce mortality among mothers is launched

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 12 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:796
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    An extensive international research effort is being mounted to help reduce deaths of women in pregnancy or childbirth in developing countries by strengthening the evidence base for effective interventions.

    Over half of the initial funding of $27.5m ($18m; £28m) has come from the charitable foundation set up by the world's richest man, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda. The UK Department for International Development, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, and the World Bank are among 12 international agencies and foundations supporting the project.

    The Initiative for Maternal Mortality Programme …

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