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Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

Millennium Development Goal 5 on improving maternal health sets two targets—to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters between 1990 and 2015, and to achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015. Progress toward both of these targets has been limited, especially in low-income, developing countries.

Maternal health should be a top priority of families and doctors during the entire period of pregnancy, during childbirth, and after childbirth However, this is not always the case. Girls and women continue to face high risks of injury, illness, and death during pregnancy, childbirth, or after childbirth. Maternal mortality and morbidity have become pressing issues around the world, with several women’s rights organizations raising their voices to demand change. Despite the efforts that are being made, there has not ...

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