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Maternal Mortality and Millennium Development Goal 5

Van Den Broek, Nynke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8523-2684 and Falconer, A.D. (2011) 'Maternal Mortality and Millennium Development Goal 5'. British Medical Bulletin, Vol 99, Issue 1, pp. 25-38.

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Abstract

Abstract
Introduction The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is a key indicator for measurement of progress against Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5). For many countries, especially those with a presumed high number of maternal deaths, only estimates are available.
Sources of data Recent global estimates and the reasons for high maternal mortality are reviewed.
Areas of agreement There is international consensus that efforts to reduce maternal mortality globally need to be intensified.
Areas of controversy Many countries lack accurate data on number of deaths in women of reproductive age and number of births. Therefore, statistical modelling has been used to calculate estimates, which generally have wide confidence intervals and may be disputed by individual countries.
Growing points There is renewed focus on MMR as 2015 approaches.
Areas timely for developing research There is a need to adapt and

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: maternal mortality estimates contributing factors
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > Health Services. Patients and Patient Advocacy > W 84 Health services. Delivery of health care
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 309 Women's health
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 525 General works
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 100 General works
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 20 Research (General)
WQ Obstetrics > Labor > WQ 300 General works
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1093/bmb/ldr033
Depositing User: Sarah Lewis-Newton
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 15:19
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:04
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/2347

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