Making Safe Motherhood a Reality in West Africa

Using Indicators to Programme for Results

No. of pages: 36

Publication Date: 2003

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

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 address maternal mortality using a strategic and practical evidence-based approach in a region where data has been scarce,and where too many women have died. Increasing access to emergency obstetric care is central to this approach.