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Maternal mortality and doctor density, 2015

Source: World Bank,


The map, which links global maternal mortality to the number of doctors per 1,000 inhabitants, reveals substantial inequalities throughout the world with regard to such an important aspect of human safety. Wherever the number of doctors per 1,000 habitants falls below 1, maternal mortality is high; the highest figures are found in 10 African countries (where they can reach beyond 1%). In 2015, they were between 0.68 and 0.26% in most other African countries.


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