What will it take to eliminate preventable maternal deaths?

@article{Gilmore2012WhatWI,
  title={What will it take to eliminate preventable maternal deaths?},
  author={Kate Gilmore and Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2012},
  volume={380},
  pages={87-88}
}
A 2010 study by Ahmed and colleagues estimated that contraceptive use averted 44% of maternal deaths (272000 [uncertainty interval 127900-407100]) in 2008 and that meeting the unmet need for family planning could prevent an additional 29% of maternal deaths (104000) per year. If voluntary family planning had been used to its fullest potential and met this unmet need contraceptive use could have averted well over half of the maternal deaths that could have occurred without any access to family… Expand
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