Manuel, A., Matthews, Z. and Van Lerberghe, W.
Make every mother and child count: Key findings of the World Health Report 2005.
UN Chronicle, .
Children are the future of society and mothers are guardians of that future. However, each year 3.3 million babies are stillborn, about 4 million die within 28 days of coming into the world and about 6.6 million children die before their fifth birthday. Maternal deaths also continue unabated--the annual total stands at 529,000 deaths--often sudden and unpredicted, which occur during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after. The irony is that these deaths are largely avoidable
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