In Nigeria, 1 in Every 13 Women Die During Childbirth

The United Nations has 1,000 days left to achieve its Millenium Development Goals, which include targets to reduce poverty, increase education and improve health. In Nigeria, the U.N.’s World Health Organization says one in every 13 women die during childbirth, making it the country with the second highest rate of maternal mortality in the world. The government is making an effort to reduce the problem sending hundreds of trained midwives to different parts of the country.

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