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Maternal mortality represents a major global health challenge. Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG 5) set a range of targets pertaining to maternal mortality and universal access to reproductive health care. While the realization of these targets seems unlikely, cost-effective population-level approaches in combination with evidence-based interventions targeting the acute management of the major causes of maternal mortality present the potential for considerable progress as the 2015 deadline approaches.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/07399332.2011.603867

Type

Journal article

Journal

Health Care Women Int

Publication Date

10/2011

Volume

32

Pages

901 - 916

Keywords

Developed Countries, Developing Countries, Female, Global Health, Health Promotion, Healthy People Programs, Humans, International Cooperation, Maternal Health Services, Maternal Mortality, Maternal Welfare, Pregnancy, Women's Health