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Monday 13 July 2009

More than 500,000 mothers still die during childbirth each year, a figure that has not changed in 20 years. Claudia Hammond talks to Brigid McConville of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, about the campaign to get the issue of Maternal Mortality back on the agenda at the G8 conference in Italy.

Claudia attends the Beyond Sport Awards being held in central London this week, and hears about the projects transforming lives through sport. Nivedita Pathak reports from India and visits one of the shortlisted projects in the health category, “Saving Lives through Dance”.

Russian authorities have closed down most of the casinos and gaming halls in Russia in an effort to prevent addiction to gambling. But will this dramatic clampdown work? Claudia hears from BBC Moscow correspondent Richard Galpin, and talks to Mark Griffiths, professor of gambling addiction at Nottingham Trent University in the UK.


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