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Safe water and basic sanitation would slash maternal deaths, report says

theguardian.com, 16 December 2014

 

Health groups press for emphasis on hygiene in next development goals with 289,000 women dying from childbirth complications each year

 

The lives of new mothers and babies are being put at risk by an unreliable supply of safe water, lack of good hygiene and an inadequate number of toilets, according to a report published by a group of health organisations.

 

The report, a joint publication by WaterAid, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the World Health Organisation (WHO), Unicef, UN population fund the UNFPA and the Share research consortium, calls for greater emphasis on water and sanitation in the next set of development goals. Read more....