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Against the odds: Integrating maternal and newborn care

Most women around the world who consider a pregnancy have the same wish – a safe delivery and a healthy baby.

However, the stark reality remains that many women living in situations of crisis or in countries with poor health systems are unable to experience this. Without access to quality antenatal, obstetric and newborn care, women’s lives and those of their babies are placed at risk every day.