Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015

November 2015 -- The estimates for 1990 to 2015 examine global, regional and country progress in reducing maternal mortality. Maternal deaths around the world dropped from about 532 000 in 1990 to an estimated 303 000 in 2015, according to the report. The 2015 maternal mortality estimates present the tremendous progress achieved towards the Millennium Development Goal 5 on maternal mortality reduction.

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  • International Pharmacopoeia
    Collection of quality specifications for pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, for reference or adaptation by WHO Member States.


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