Maternal Health in Developing Countries
A mom and her newborn baby at the Maternal & Child Health Training Institute for medically needy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Maternal mortality remains a very serious concern in Asia and the Pacific – especially in South and South-West Asia, which has one third of the world’s maternal deaths. Only 5% of births in Nepal and 19% in India were attended by skilled personnel in 2006, according to UNESCAP.
Photo ID 451897. 14/06/2010. Dhaka, Bangladesh. UN Photo/Kibae Park. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/