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Saturday, May 13, 2006
Worst Place To Be A Mother
"Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst place in the world to be a mother. In Angola, 1 in 7 women dies in pregnancy or childbirth; in Somalia, the rate is 1 in 10, reported the Save the Children Foundation, Westport, Conn., in its annual "State of the World's Mothers" report on May 9. The overall risk of a woman dying from maternal causes in her lifetime is 1 in 16 in the region, and 1 in 5 mothers has lost a newborn."