VAWM Fact From Prajnya 8

Maternal mortality

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT      8
¨ 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]
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