In honor of International Women’s Day, the BBC reports on progress toward Millennium Development Goal Five.
“…For every 100,000 live births in developing countries, 450 women die during pregnancy or labour.
In Scotland and Ireland, the rate was higher – at 572 and 531 respectively.
In Ghana today the rate of pregnancy-related deaths is 560, while in Chad it is 1,500. The rate in the UK is now 14 deaths per 100,000.
The comparison has been drawn because it was 100 years ago that International Women’s Day was established…”
Read the full story, International Women’s Day Call for Labour Deaths Action.