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Progress for Children: A Report Card on Maternal Mortality (No. 7)

Millennium Development Goal 5 is to improve maternal health, and its bold target is to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Still, each year more than half a million women die from pregnancy-related causes that are avoidable. At the present rate of progress, the world will fall well short of the MDG 5 target. This report details progress in maternal health and highlights areas where improvements are needed.

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Tags: ["millennium development goals"] By Unicef
Published Nov. 17, 2008 2:54 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:59 PM