Publications on Maternal health

The annual report 2009 from UNFPA's Maternal Health Thematic Fund, MHTF, outlines the activities, results and achievements from a very busy year and looks ahead at future challenges.

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This inter-agency report presents the global, regional, and country estimates of maternal mortality in 2008 and assesses trends in maternal mortality levels since 1990. These new estimates show that notable progress,...

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This report presents 2012 estimates of the numbers and proportions of women in the developing world using modern methods and in need of modern contraception, as well as the cost and impact of meeting this need.

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UNFPA developed the Global Programme for Reproductive Health Commodity Security to help countries plan for their own needs in this arena. The Global Programme acts as a catalyst to national action to prioritize and...

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This publication looks at current data, trends and differentials in universal access to reproductive health, the second target of Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5.b).

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The report summarizes progress achieved in maternal health in 20 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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This publications shows that reducing maternal mortality is not only an issue of development is also an issue of human rights.

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The document opens by summarising the complexity involved in measuring maternal mortality and the reasons why such measurement is subject to uncertainty, particularly when it comes to monitoring progress. Subsequently...

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These briefing cards outline why decision-makers should prioritise saving mothers’ and newborns’ lives and key investments they should make in order to achieve that goal.

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In recent years, African countries have made a tremendous effort to develop national plans to reduce maternal and newborn mortalities and morbidities, as recommended by WHO/AFRO and the African Union. As a contribution...

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