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Maternal Death Clock Unveiled in New York

As world leaders attend the Millennium Development Goals summit in New York, Amnesty International launches its Maternal Death Clock, which keeps track of the total number of maternal deaths worldwide..


“The maternal death clock is a stark reminder to world leaders coming to NY for the MDG summit of the scandal that is maternal mortality,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s secretary general..


The Maternal Death Clock counter started at 0900 EST on Monday 20 September. For three days beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, a digital billboard clock above Times Square will count the death of one woman every minute during childbirth to highlight the tragic cost of poverty worldwide.

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Taken on September 21, 2010