The Goal: Improve Maternal Health
What Do We Want To Achieve?
- Reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters
- Achieve universal access to reproductive health
What Have We Already Achieved?
- Between 1990 to 2012, maternal mortality has decreased by 47%
- During the last 10 years, the number of deliveries attended to by skilled health personnel increased from 55% to 63% and the percentage of women who received prenatal care increased from 63% to 80%
What Challenges Remain?
- Every minute, a woman dies due to complications from childbirth, more than half a million worldwide per year
- Health coverage remains low in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, regions where the majority of deaths are concentrated
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