Fears that maternal health funding cuts could put lives at risk

By Liz Ford in Copenhagen

As the Women Deliver conference starts in Copenhagen, the UN agency responsible for reducing global maternal mortality faces a £98m shortfall

The UN agency responsible for ending deaths in childbirth is facing a $140m (£98m) shortfall in its budget this year, putting the lives of tens of thousands of women at risk.

The UN population fund, UNFPA, had been expecting about $482m (£335m) from member states this year for its core budget, which funds operational costs. But huge cuts from some of the agency’s largest donors means it will now receive around $340m (£237m).

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