Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Maternal mortality in 2005

Estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank


World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank

Publication details

Number of pages: 40
Publication date: 2007
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian
ISBN: 9789241596213



The 2005 estimates of maternal mortality provide an up-to-date indication of the extent of the maternal mortality problem globally and its evolution since 1990. They strongly indicate a need for both, improved action for maternal mortality reduction and increased efforts for the generation of robust data to provide better estimates in the future.

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