Thursday, November 12, 2015
Pregnancy-Related Deaths Cut Nearly in Half Since 1990 Worldwide
The World Health Organization said there has been a 44% drop in pregnancy-related deaths in the last 15 years.
East Asia has made the biggest progress, where maternal deaths dropped from 95 per 100,000 to only 27/100K. Even sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest rates of maternal deaths, cut their rates in half.
Reducing maternal mortality is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals adopted by most nations in 2000. The WHO goal is get down to a worldwide rate of less than 70/100K by 2030.