Document Type

Article

Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa); Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health

Abstract

Between 1990 and 2010, maternal mortality decreased globally by nearly 50%, from 543 000 maternal deaths per year to 287 000, with the greatest reductions in the second half of this period. A major catalyst for this progress was the target set by Millennium Development Goal 5: reduction of the maternal mortality ratio by 75% between 1990 and 2015. Later, a second target on reproductive health was added, which has undoubtedly contributed to accelerated progress. In tandem, countries and the international community enhanced their commitment to support, develop, and implement effective interventions to improve the health of women, especially during pregnancy and childbirth, and post-partum.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication ( Name of Journal)

The Lancet Global Health

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