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Clash over maternal deaths report reveals politics of public health
USA Today

The number of women dying worldwide in childbirth has dropped dramatically, according to a British medical journal that says it was pressured to delay its findings until after United Nations meetings this week on public health funding. A separate report by a group headed by the United Nations reached a very different conclusion on maternal mortality, saying the figure remains steady at about 500,000 deaths a year.

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