Maternal health

Even though the knowledge about cost-effective interventions that could prevent over 90% of maternal deaths and severe obstetric complications exists, women still face financial, geographic, social, legal and attitudinal barriers that prevent them from accessing quality services. Many things still need to be done within health services, as there are deficiencies in coverage, quality, and continuity of care; in the availability of supplies; and in the equitable access to culturally sensitive health services regardless where a woman lives or of her socioeconomic status.