UNICEF has launched the 2009 State of the World's Children (full text, pdf, 2.3 MB; statistics). This year's theme addresses maternal mortality. According to the website, "The difference in pregnancy risk between women in developing countries and their peers in the industrialized world is often termed the greatest health divide in the world.... Addressing that gap is a multidisciplinary challenge, requiring an emphasis on education, human resources, community involvement and social equality."

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