Publications on Maternal health

This report documents the Campaign’s tremendous growth – from 12 to now 47 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Arab States region – assessing achievements and lessons learned both in 2008 and over the course...

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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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This publication highlights the importance of the ICPD Programme of Action, the "Cairo+5" discussions and subsequent experience and agreements as we mobilize to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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The Emergency Obstetric Care Handbook is the revised version of the former "Guidelines for assessing the availability, use and quality of obstetric services published jointly in 1997 by UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and AMDD (the...

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The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014 presents findings on midwifery from 73 low and middle-income countries.

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For too long, efforts to reduce maternal mortality stalled, in part because the facts underlying the problem --and the best strategies to address it --were poorly understood. This report documents UNFPA's efforts to...

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UNFPA partnered with EngenderHealth to conduct a first-ever study on the occurrence of fistula in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Chad, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia). The...

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UNFPA leads a coalition of organizations committed to the prevention and treatment of fistula, an isolating disability that results from unrelieved obstructed labour. This report, from the second meeting of the working...

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The Maternal Heath Thematic Fund Annual Report 2008 analyzes the needs of priority countries for improved delivery outcomes and outlines the strategy for moving forward.

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