Measuring progress in reducing maternal mortality.

  title={Measuring progress in reducing maternal mortality.},
  author={Wendy J. Graham and Lauren Beth Foster and Lisa Davidson and Elizabeth Hauke and Oona M R Campbell},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={22 3},
The need to monitor progress in reducing maternal mortality has a long history, which can be traced back to the 1700s in some parts of the Western world. Today, however, this need is felt most acutely in developing countries, where the priority is to stimulate, evaluate and sustain action to prevent these essentially avoidable deaths. Over the last two decades, considerable efforts have been made to understand and overcome the measurement challenges of maternal mortality in the context of weak… CONTINUE READING