Thursday, April 15, 2010

Maternal Deaths Decline Sharply Across the Globe

Great, some good news in public health! The NYTimes reports that maternal deaths are declining worldwide. The interesting point brought up in the article is that some advocates want to keep the news relatively quiet for fear of funding drying up because the problem is perceived as solved. The author of the study insisted that the new data are really positive and need to be shared with the world!
The data dispelled the belief that the statistics had been stuck in one dismal place for decades, he said. So money allocated to women’s health is actually accomplishing something, he said, and governments are not throwing good money after bad.

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