03/19/2012 04:17 pm ET Updated Apr 04, 2012

Maternal Deaths Drop, But Progress Is Slow

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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