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My name is Veronica, I'm a student at De Anza College in the CIS2 class, I'm a preschool teacher and I'm currently going to school to get an AA in liberal arts.

MidTerm Topic Summary

.Target by 2015: Reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters.

.A woman in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth, compared to a 1 in 4,000 risk in a developing country – the largest difference between poor and rich countries of any health indicator.

.The direct causes of maternal deaths are haemorrhage, infection, obstructed labour, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, and complications of unsafe abortion.

.A majority of these deaths and disabilities are preventable, being mainly due to insufficient care during pregnancy and delivery.