oa South African Medical Journal - ‘Red flags’ in pregnancy : reducing maternal mortality through assessment of maternal deaths - CME - guest editorial

Volume 108 Number 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Despite reductions in the number of institutional maternal deaths in South Africa (SA) during 2011 - 2016 (a total reduction of 580 deaths),[1] much more needs to be done if the country is to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (3.1) target of 70 deaths per 100 000 live births by 2030.

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