Studies question UN strategies to save mothers

June 29, 2014 3:15 PM

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FILE- In this July 25, 2010 file photo, traditional birth attendant Magret Atieno assists Mary Wairimu into a position to give birth, during labor in the Korogocho neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya.

In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save mothers in developing countries using strategies deemed essential by the United Nations. But in two large analyses of maternal health programs_ including one conducted by the U.N. itself _ the efforts appeared almost useless, rai...

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