Sexual and reproductive health

Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM)

Front cover

FEBRUARY 2015 - The EPMM targets and strategies are grounded in a human rights approach to maternal and newborn health, and focus on eliminating significant inequities that lead to disparities in access, quality and outcomes of care within and between countries. Concrete political commitments and financial investments by country governments and development partners are necessary to meet the targets and carry out the strategies for EPMM.

Ending preventable maternal mortality within reach by positioning maternal survival in the context of every woman’s right to health care and the highest attainable level of health across the life course

EPMM consultation, 2014

Forging a consensus

APRIL 2014 - United Nations agencies, donors, country stakeholders and other development partners met in Bangkok, Thailand for a “Consultation on targets and strategies for ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM)”. The discussions were the culmination of earlier technical consultations that employed specific analytical methods to define feasible maternal mortality targets.

Consensus statement