May 28, 2023

Fewer North Korean women dying due to complications of pregnancy: UN report

WHO says maternal mortality rate has dropped 43% since 2000, which follows years of international aid for DPRK women

North Korea’s maternal mortality rate dropped by 43% from 2000 to 2020, according to a new U.N. report released Thursday, a development that follows years of international efforts to assist pregnant women in the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 107 North Korean women died per 100,000 births in 2020, declining from 186 deaths per 100,000 births two decades earlier.