Publications on Maternal health

In 2013, around the world an estimated 289,000 women died of maternal causes. Almost all of those deaths were preventable. Preventable deaths are most common among women living in the poorest countries, where health...

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Launched in 2008 to accelerate progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5), the Maternal Health Thematic Fund (MHTF) focuses on countries with high maternal mortality by providing tar- geted, additional...

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Globally, there were an estimated 289,000 maternal deaths in 2013, a decline of 45 per cent from 1990.

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Increasing women's access to quality midwifery has become a focus of global efforts to realize the right of every woman to the best possible health care during pregnancy and childbirth. A first step is assessing the...

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This publication shares numerous examples of activities in countries participating in the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security as of 2011. Examples are included from Burkina Faso, Ecuador...

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We are at a turning point for delivering on the promise to end child and maternal mortality and improve health – marked by bold new commitments. This strategic framework supports one such commitment, the 'Global Plan...

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UNFPA's Annual Report 2011 provides an overview of achievements last year in linking population dynamics and development, increasing access to maternal and newborn health, increasing availability of family planning,...

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The many achievements featured in this report demonstrate the importance of strong political commitment, adequate investments and enduring partnerships.

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This report presents the global, regional and country estimates of maternal mortality in 2010, as well as trends from 1990 to 2010, which show sustained progress in saving mothers' lives.

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Expanding access to quality, affordable maternal health medicines is critical to making progress in reducing maternal mortality. However, significant challenges often impede such access. Chief among them is a lack of...

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