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Fact of the week



10: Skilled delivery attendance in developing countries increased 10 percentage points from 1990 to 2009

Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Target: Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio
Based on a subset of countries with trend data, all developing regions have increased their coverage of skilled delivery attendance since 1990, with a particularly marked increase in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa and South Asia, each with a nearly 20 percentage point increase.

Source: UNICEF global databases, from Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and other national surveys.
Reference: http://www.childinfo.org/delivery_care.html



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