Sexual and reproductive health

Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013

Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division

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WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division

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Number of pages: 56
Publication date: May 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150722 6

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Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. It has been a challenge to assess the extent of progress due to the lack of reliable and accurate maternal mortality data – particularly in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division updated estimates of maternal mortality for the years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2013.

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