Sexual and reproductive health

Maternal mortality in 2005

Estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank

World Health Organization, Reproductive Health and Research

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Number of pages: 48
Publication date: 2008
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 159621 3


The 2005 estimates of maternal mortality provide an up-to-date indication of the extent of the maternal mortality problem globally and its evolution since 1990. They strongly indicate a need for both, improved action for maternal mortality reduction and increased efforts for the generation of robust data to provide better estimates in the future.

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