Maternal Survival 1 Maternal mortality : who , when , where , and why

  title={Maternal Survival 1 Maternal mortality : who , when , where , and why},
  author={Carine Ronsmans and Wendy J. Graham},
The risk of a woman dying as a result of pregnancy or childbirth during her lifetime is about one in six in the poorest parts of the world compared with about one in 30 000 in Northern Europe. Such a discrepancy poses a huge challenge to meeting the fi fth Millennium Development Goal to reduce maternal mortality by 75% between 1990 and 2015. Some developed and transitional countries have managed to reduce their maternal mortality during the past 25 years. Few of these, however, began with the… CONTINUE READING
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