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Liya's Diary: Changing the Odds in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, 94 percent of women deliver their babies at home, without the aid of a trained birth attendant. Follow Liya Kebede, the World Health Organization's Global Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and a native of Ethiopia, as she learns firsthand the challenges facing mothers and newborns and how new U.S.-funded programs are helping to shift the odds in their favor.

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Taken on August 24, 2009