Most Maternal Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa Could Be Avoided (image) FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption In 2000, the UN estimated the number of maternal deaths was about one death per minute. Credit José Luis Álvarez. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.