n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - The C in CEmOC : editorial

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



The global effort towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) has increased in intensity. During recent years, the global MDG focus has increasingly highlighted the fact that poor or no progress is being made towards reaching Goal 5 (improved maternal health) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Target 6 of Goal 5 requires the reduction of maternal mortality by three-quarters between 1990 and 2015. Indicators 16 (maternal mortality ratio) and 17 (proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel) are used to measure the progress of countries towards achieving Goal.

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