Jessica Mack

Jessica is a global contributor for Rewire. You can find her writing at AlterNet, Ms. Magazine, and Feministe, among other places. She currently lives in Seattle. Follow her on Twitter. More here.

Data Show Maternal Deaths Continue to Decline Worldwide

Last week the UN released its latest estimates on global maternal deaths, just  two years after the last figure. From 1990 to 2010, they found, the number of women dying from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes worldwide dropped from 543,000 to 287,000, a near-fifty percent reduction in fatalities.