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The number of maternal deaths in Belgaum district, Karnataka, India, is reportedly rising - a trend put down to the absence of medical experts at community health centres and the district general hospital.
In 2011-12, the area recorded a total of 83 maternal deaths. For 2012-13, the number increased to 98.
A rural Tanzanian health centre has announced that for 2013 to date, it has not recorded a single maternal death - despite treating six times as many pregnant women as five years ago.
Mlimba Health Centre is located 150 km from Ifakara district, Morogoro region. It used to treat around 40 mothers every month, referring a further 150 from remote villages to a hospital in Ifakara.
The Egyptian Coalition for Children's Rights (ECCR) has denounced the Egyptian government's stance on female genital mutilation (FGM) in a statement released following the death of a 13-year-old who was undergoing the practice.