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Poverty link to maternal healthcare unaffected by rural or urban setting

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Poor women in urban areas do not necessarily have better access to maternal healthcare than those in rural locations, despite being closer to services, an English study of 30 developing countries has found.

Traditionally, the urban poor have been thought as having better access to maternity services than poor people in rural areas but the study, in Public Library of Science Medicine shows this is not the always the case.

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