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|¨ An estimated 80,000 Indian women, either pregnant or new mothers, die each year from preventable causes.
¨ Annually, an average of 301 women die for every 100,000 live births across India.
¨ One in 70 women in the country faces a lifetime risk of dying during childbirth.
¨ Over 53% of births in India are not attended by skilled health personnel.
¨ Nearly 45% of all maternal deaths occur among women below 24 years.
|[Sources: UNICEF, State of the World’s Mothers 2008, Centre for Social Research]|