Women in poor nations are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy complications than those in the developed world, UNICEF warns

by BBC News

Access to maternity care helps save lives. Photo BBC

Women in poor nations are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy complications than those in the developed world, Unicef warns. The lifetime risk in the poorest countries was one in 24, compared with one in 8,000 in richer countries.