UNICEF Publications

Progress for Children: A Report Card on Maternal Mortality (No. 7)

Millennium Development Goal 5 is to improve maternal health, and its bold target is to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Still, each year more than half a million women die from pregnancy-related causes that are avoidable. At the present rate of progress, the world will fall well short of the MDG 5 target. This report details progress in maternal health and highlights areas where improvements are needed.

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Author: UNICEF Price: US $ 15.00 No. of pages: 45 Publication date: September 2008 Publisher: UNICEF ISBN: 978-92-806-4315-2 Sales no.: E.08.XX.16
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An error in the percentage of women aged 15–49 receiving antenatal care at least four times during pregnancy in Ethiopia was identified since Progress for Children: A report card on maternal mortality was printed, in July 2008. The correct figure is 12 per cent.

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