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More Effort Needed To Improve Myanmar’s Family Planning Services

IRIN: Burmese family planning left behind
“Despite donor funding to advance Myanmar’s health care system, experts say more work is needed in life-saving family planning services, which have yet to receive the support they need. … At 200 deaths per 100,000 live births, Myanmar’s maternal mortality rate is one of the worst in the region, according to a recent UNFPA report. This number has been halved since 1990, but the Millennium Development Goal of 130 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2015 is still unlikely to be reached, U.N. officials warn…” (1/7).

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