Comperhensive Midwifery

Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5), which aims to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015, is currently the farthest from attainment. In 2010, 287,000 women died during pregnancy and childbirth; almost 99% of the maternal deaths occurred in low-resource settings, with young adolescent mothers facing a significantly higher risk of complications. Although much headway has been made between 1990 and 2010 with a global decline of 47% in the maternal mortality ratio, this is far short of the 75% MDG 5 target with a deadline of 2015

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