Unicef and German development organization GIZ on Wednesday handed over equipment worth $500,000 to rural health centers in a bid to improve maternal and newborn health. The equipment, which includes ul*trasound scanners, fetal heart detectors and instruments for surgical delivery, will benefit 300,000 women in Kompong Thom, Kam*pot and Kep provinces, Unicef said Wednesday. In Cambodia, about 30 percent of births are not attended by skilled health personnel, 250 out of every 100,000 women die during child labor, and 69 children per 1,000 live births die before reaching the age of 5, according to figures from the U.N.
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