Higher Population Council (HPC) reports a 50% reduction in maternal mortality in Jordan
“The maternal mortality rate in the Kingdom dropped to 19.1 per 100,000 live births in 2007-2008, 50 per cent less than the 1995-1996 figures, according to a report released by the Higher Population Council (HPC) on Monday. The study tallied the number of women of reproductive age (19-49 years), who died either during pregnancy, in delivery or in the postpartum period (within 42 days after giving birth). A total of 76 maternal deaths were identified in 2007-2008 out of 397,588 live births…”
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