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Maternal Deaths Drop, But Progress Is Slow

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A mother holds her baby as they queue to receive a meal at a food distribution center in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) | AFP/Getty Images

Hawa, a 21-year-old woman, had been in labour for three days before she was finally referred to the hospital in Jowhar, 18 kilometres from her village, in Somalia. She was examined by medical staff and diagnosed with obstructed labour and foetal distress.

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