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n African Journal of Reproductive Health - SDGs : the need for vital registration and accurate record keeping - : commentary

Volume 20 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1118-4841
  • E-ISSN: 2141-3606

Abstract

Sixteen years ago, the target of a 75% reduction in the global maternal mortality ratio between 1990 and 2015 was specified as an indicator for the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 to improve maternal health. Analysis by the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group reports an estimated global maternal mortality ratio of 216 per 100,000 live births (80% Uncertainty Interval 207-249) in 2015. Despite a marked reduction in many countries between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio is still alarmingly high in many places, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, where many countries still have more than 500 maternal deaths per 100, 000 live births.

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2016-09-01
2020-11-27

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