The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 99% of maternal deaths are preventable yet every minute a woman dies from pregnancy-related causes.
This loss impacts not only on the family and society, but also on the economy, its latest report says.
UNFPA says investment in reproductive health and gender equality could spur growth and sustainable development. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4331996.stm
interesting. i had never really thought about how women's health would effect people on a world-wide level before.