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G8 move highlights US maternal death rate

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The G8 summit has agreed to fund new measures to cut the number of deaths of mothers and children resulting from pregnancy or childbirth. Campaigners have highlighted the issue in the United States, which has a higher rate of maternal deaths than 38 other industrialised nations. Our health correspondent, Jane Dreaper reports from Washington.


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