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Ambulance bike saves lives in Malawi

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Talks are being hosted by the UN in Ethiopia to discuss how to reduce the number of women who die in childbirth all over the world.

Malawi has the highest maternal mortality rate of any non-conflict country in the world.

Despite a downward trend, there are still 807 deaths for every 100,000 live births.

But some community-led initiatives are making a huge difference at local level.

Karen Allen visited the village of Pitale to discover how they claim to have cut the maternal mortality rate to zero.

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