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Nigeria grapples with high maternal mortality

Poverty and poor education lead to one in 13 women dying in childbirth, the world's second highest rate.

Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 09:59
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The United Nations has 1,000 days left to achieve its Millennium Development Goals, which include targets to reduce poverty, increase education and improve health by the year 2015.

In Nigeria, the UN’s World Health Organisation says one in every 13 women die during childbirth, making it the country with the second highest rate of maternal mortality in the world.

The government made an earlier effort to reduce the problem by sending hundreds of trained midwives in 2009 to different parts of the country.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Lagos, Nigeria.

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