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Progress to prevent mother and baby deaths is stalling – this is why

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Since 2015, there has been a lack of progress in reducing mother and baby deaths. Image: Unsplash/Aditya Romansa

Charlotte Edmond
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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Table displaying the countries with the largest numbers of deaths, in 2020.
Sub-Saharan Africa and Central and Southern Asia have the worst newborn and maternal mortality rates. Image: WHO

Graphs displaying the average annual rate of reduction to meet global targets.
Meeting global targets could save millions of women’s and babies’ lives. Image: WHO

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Infographic illustrating the neonatal disorders: the leading cause of burden of disease, 1990 and 2019.
Neonatal disorders are the leading disease burden globally. Image: WHO

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