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progress against the UN Mil­len­nium De­vel­op­ment Goals.It es­ti­mated there were 303,000 ma­ter­nal deaths glob­ally last year, down from 532,000 in 1990.

Over the same pe­riod, Be­larus cut its ma­ter­nal death rate from 33 per 100,000 live births to just four, mak­ing it one of the safest places to have a baby, be­hind world lead­ers Ice­land, Fin­land, Poland and Greece, where three moth­ers die for ev­ery 100,000 births.

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