Maternal and reproductive health
Maternal mortality: Every day in 2015, about 830 women died due to complications of pregnancy and child birth. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low-resource settings, and most could have been prevented. The primary causes of death are haemorrhage, hypertension, infections, and indirect causes, mostly due to interaction between pre-existing medical conditions and pregnancy. The risk of a woman in a developing country dying from a maternal-related cause during her lifetime is about 33 times higher compared to a woman living in a developed country. Maternal mortality is a health indicator that shows very wide gaps between rich and poor, urban and rural areas, both between countries and within them.
303 000women died of maternal causes in 2015Maternal mortality
Access to skilled care
73%is the approximate percentage of deliveries attended by a skilled birth attendant in 2013Skilled attendants at birth
76%of women of reproductive age who were married or in-union had their need for family planning with a modern method met in 2015Need for family planning satisfied