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Each year, 183,000 women die in Sub-Saharan Africa from pregnancy-related causes, and 1.2 million newborns die in the first month of life. Most of these deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.

The 2014 edition of Adding It Up expands the scope of the report and provides new estimates of the needs for and costs and benefits of sexual and reproductive health interventions in the following key areas: contraceptive services; maternal, newborn and other pregnancy-related care; selected services related to HIV prevention; and treating women for four other common STIs.

Sexual and reproductive health services fall short of needs