Maternal Mortality Rates Drop By Nearly Half Since 1990 (Newsweek)

Maternal mortality rates around the world have dropped by 44 percent since 1990, according to a new study from the United Nations and the World Bank. The report, published on Thursday, found that in 2015, an estimated 303,000 women will die from pregnancy-related deaths, compared to 532,000 in 1990. This translates to a maternal mortality ratio…