Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. It has been a challenge to assess the extent of progress due to the lack of reliable and accurate maternal mortality data – particularly in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank updated estimates of maternal mortality for the years 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010.
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:: World Health Statistics reports (series from 2006 to 2012)
:: Indicators definition and metadata
:: Maternal health. Regional health Observatory theme
:: Maternal mortality and causes of death in the Americas
:: Global estimates of maternal mortality. Regional Health Observatory
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization