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Millennium Development Goals

 

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

© UNICEF oPt/2004/Sabella

The maternal mortality rate is estimated at between 80 and 90 per 100,000 live births. High antenatal clinic attendance (98 per cent) and institutional delivery rates (97 per cent) place oPt on track towards meeting the fifth Millennium Development Goal. A growing proportion of Caesarean births (15 per cent in 2008) is linked to tight movement and access restrictions affecting women. Some 80 per cent of maternal deaths are preventable.

 

 
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