Sexual and reproductive health

Reduction of maternal mortality

A joint WHO/UNFPA/UNICEF/World Bank statement

WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, The World Bank

Front cover

Publication details

Number of pages: 44
Publication date: 1999
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Price: CHF 14,00 / US$ 16,80 - Developing countries: CHF 9,80
ISBN: 978 92 4 1561952


Draws together the facts, arguments, and lines of action needed to reduce maternal mortality. Intended to raise awareness and stimulate action, the book cites abundant evidence that maternal mortality can be reduced significantly through interventions requiring limited investment. Precise recommendations for action are based on practical lessons acquired during more than a decade of efforts in a wide range of settings.