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Saving lives – Australia’s aid for women and children
Describes how Australian aid is helping improve the health of women and children in developing countries.
Most maternal deaths are in the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. For every woman who dies, 20 more suffer from a pregnancy or childbirth related injury, disability, infection or disease.
This is why Australian aid helps developing countries to provide life-saving health care to women and children throughout Asia, the Pacific and some countries in Africa—care that continues throughout the many phases of their lives.
Australia is part of a global approach that delivers results—the World Health Organization cites a 34 per cent reduction in maternal deaths since 1990.
This publication describes how Australian aid is helping improve the health of women and children in developing countries.
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Last reviewed: 20 October, 2011