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UNICEF: Extreme Risks for Pregnant Women and Newborn Babies in Developing Countries

Pregnancy 300 times deadlier in least developed world JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 15 January 2009 - Women in the world’s least developed countries are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, according to UNICEF’s latest State of the World’s Children report, released here today.

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