Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Target 5.B: Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health
According to the latest estimates, 79 per cent of women in the developing world receive antenatal care (ANC) from a skilled health provider at least once during pregnancy.
Regional averages range from a low of 70 per cent in South Asia to a high of 95 per cent in Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) and Latin America and the Caribbean. Coverage is also high in East Asia and the Pacific, where 90 per cent of pregnant women receive care from a skilled provider at least once.
Source: UNICEF global databases, based on Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and other national surveys.