Safe motherhood initiative: what is next?

  title={Safe motherhood initiative: what is next?},
  author={Magdalena Ohaja},
  journal={The practising midwife},
  volume={17 6},
When in 1987, the Safe motherhood initiative was launched, the aim was to reduce global maternal mortality by half by the year 2000. However this goal was not achieved and consequently the 5th Millennium Development Goal (MDG-5) was dedicated to maternal health which aimed at a three quarters reduction of maternal mortality by 2015. The international figures indicate that 287,000 women continue to die from complications relating to pregnancy and childbirth, mostly in poorly-resourced countries… CONTINUE READING