UNFPA report, trends in maternal mortality 2000-2017, preventable deaths, worldwide ratios, UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia KanemThe average annual rate of reduction in maternal mortality has been just 2.9 per cent.

Data from 2017 show that approximately 810 women have died each day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

This is a roughly 38 per cent decline in the global maternal mortality ratio between 2000 and 2017, a new report by UNFPA and its partner UN agencies said.

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