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What will it take to make motherhood safer for the world's poor?
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2011 12:11 GMT

Why does maternal health remain the luxury of the world's most privileged - and what will it take to make motherhood safer for the world's poor?

One of the eight Millennium Development Goals set up in 2000 aimed to reduce maternal mortality by 75 per cent.

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But of all the goals, this one is the furthest behind, with maternal deaths only dropping about 1.1 per cent a year - about one-fifth of the reduction necessary to hit the 15-year goal.

On Monday's Riz Khan, we mark the centenary of International Women's Day and discuss the challenges lying ahead.

Joining the show will be Christy Turlington, supermodel, mother and maternal health campaigner; and Jill Sheffield, the founder and president of Women Deliver, which is an international advocacy organisation working to improve maternal health around the world.

You can join the conversation. Watch the show live on Monday, March 7, at 1930GMT. Repeats will on Tuesday at 0430GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT.

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