Resources on Maternal health

Maternal mortality in humanitarian crises and in fragile settings is 1.9 times the world average, and the number of maternal deaths in these countries represent 61 per cent of the total number of maternal deaths worldwide.

Full review

This pictorial book documents the impact of the years of violence on Syrian women, girls, men and boys.

Full review

The Nepal earthquake has affected 8 million people, including 126,000 pregnant women. UNFPA is responding in the 14 most-affected districts.

Full review

Each year, 183,000 women die in Sub-Saharan Africa from pregnancy-related causes, and 1.2 million newborns die in the first month of life. Most of these deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.

Full review

In Latin America and the Caribbean, 62 per cent of women aged 15-49 want to avoid a pregnancy. However, 22 per cent of these women—23 million in 2014—are not using an effective contraceptive method.

Full review

An estimated 290,000 women die each year in developing countries from pregnancy-related causes, and 2.9 million newborns die in the first month of life. Nearly all of these deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.

Full review

In Asia, more than half of all women of reproductive age want to avoid a pregnancy. However, 22% of these women—141 million in 2014—are either using no method or using a less effective, traditional method.

Full review

With close to 500 days remaining until the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDGs’) deadline, the world has a pivotal moment to accelerate action and scale-up investment towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5(A&B). Acting now on what we know works, where we know to invest and how much, we can accelerate our achievements in 2015

Full review

In the developing world, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, progress in reducing maternal and newborn deaths has been slow.

Full review

Pages