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According to 2010 WHO data, around 49 per cent of maternal deaths are directly related to obstetric factors or to the management of complications, while indirect causes include several factors related to pre-existent health conditions which are aggravated by pregnancy. In the context of the high proportion of deliveries attended by qualified medical personnel, this suggests there is room for the further improvement in facility-based practices.

Nairobi, August 17, 2016: The Ministry of Devolution and Planning together with the European Union (EU) and National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) have today officially launched the Mbasya Water Project in Makinya Location, Kalawa Ward of Makueni County.

 

Over the last six months, ten Human Right Defenders have been assassinated in Guatemala. Many other people were threatened and intimidated, including journalists, trade unionists and justice operators. The EU condemns these acts and expresses its sincere condolences for the families and loved ones of those affected. Those responsible need to be held accountable.

The arrest of Natiq Jafarli, the Executive Secretary of the REAL party in Azerbaijan, comes just six weeks ahead of the referendum on constitutional amendments that his party opposes and campaigns against. His arrest and placement into pre-trial detention of four months come on top of worrying reports of additional arrests of people involved in campaigning.

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