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Maternal Health: How Racial and Gender Discrimination Drive Maternal Mortality Rates

Tomorrow, March 21, is The International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Across the Americas, Afrodescendent women and girls are more likely to die during childbirth than almost every other racial and ethnic group due to systematic neglect and mistreatment by society and healthcare systems, according to a recent analysis from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).