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Report: Global Drop in Maternal Deaths Fall Short of Goal

Researchers tracking global rates of maternal mortality have found that the risk of a woman dying from pregnancy-related causes has been cut nearly in half over the past 25 years. But the new report, jointly issued by The World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other U.N. agencies, also suggests very mixed and uneven results. It shows the Millennium  Development Goal of reducing maternal deaths by 75 percent by the end of this year has only been achieved by nine...

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