Reducing Maternal Mortality Ratio in low- and Middle-income Countries
Oct 14, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) has long identified maternal mortality as a global priority for improving global health outcomes. Yet, the United Nations Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5) to reduce the global MMR by three quarters was unmet in 2015, the target date for achievement, the burden of avoidable maternal deaths persists in many low-resource countries, rural areas, and disadvantaged communities. There is an urgent need to fulfill the unfinished work done in resource poor countries due to the unacceptable high death toll. Further action is needed in low resource countries to address the major causes and end avoidable maternal mortality through increasing the investment, access, and equity of skilled birth attendants (SBA) for all.