Despite the decrease in the number of maternal deaths, the world will fail to meet its 2030 Sustainable Development Goal target. In human terms, this means, at the current rate of progress, over an additional million women will lose their lives. Explore the latest maternal mortality estimates for 2017 as well as trends since 2000. To learn more, click here [1].

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