Indeed, Afghanistan is a country where life remains challenging, for women and girls, in particular.
CHICAGO- More than 2.6 million pregnancies a year end in stillbirth, a tragedy which mostly hits women in poor countries and accounts for more deaths than AIDS and malaria combined, researchers said on Wednesday.
The Safe Motherhood Initiative was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies in 1987 and was immediately supported by ICM. At that time the number of women suffering maternal deaths worldwide was estimated to be at least 600,000 each year - with 99% of deaths occurring in the developing world.
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