Reduction of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in countries. Meeting report
International community and all Member States of the WHO European Region have agreed that one of the prerequisites for further development, is the improvement of maternal and child health. Globally 356,000 women die and 15 million women develop long-term consequences every year due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. More than 3 million newborn babies die in the first month of life.