Maternal Mortality Update 2002

A Focus on Emergency Obstetric Care

No. of pages: 44

Publication Date: 2003

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

Every minute a woman dies from lack of life-saving emergency obstetric care. Addressing this need is the centrepiece of UNFPA's efforts to make motherhood safer. The new Maternal Mortality Update explains the critical importance of timely medical interventions hen complications develop -- as they do in more than 5 per cent of all deliveries. It also documents UNFPA's efforts to reduce maternal mortality throughout the developing world.