For every maternal death, thirty women who survive childbirth suffer from poor reproductive health and serious pregnancy related illnesses or disabilities. Due to these unacceptable mortality and morbidity levels, efforts have been made since the late 1980s to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality. This has been one of the key concerns of several international conferences and summits including the Alma Ata conference and the Millennium Summit in 2000. Millennium Development Goal 5 target A, seeks to improve maternal health by reducing by three quarters the 1990 Maternal Mortality Ratios and increasing the proportion of births attended to by skilled birth attendants.
Contextualizing Maternal Morbidity through Community Case Reviews
Raymond A. Aborigo
Last date updated on July, 2014