UK hails contribution to lower maternal deaths in Bangladesh, Nepal

    The U.K. is pleased that its investments helped improved survival rates of women during childbirth in two South Asian nations. Since 2002, the Department for International Development has allocated US46.2 million to initiatives focusing on maternal and newborn health. The DFID believes its programs had a hand in bringing down maternal deaths by 40 percent in Bangladesh over the last fifteen years, and by 20 percent in Nepal in the past decade. (Press release: UK Government aid contributes to dramatic decline in women dying in childbirth in Bangladesh and Nepal/UK Department for International Development)

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