Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2008

Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters between 1990 and 2015. As part of on-going efforts,  World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank revised and improved earlier methods to estimate maternal mortality in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2008; and developed methodology to present trends in maternal mortality from 1990 to 2008 at country, regional, and levels.

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Subject area(s): Health; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Resource type: Data/statistics

Resource year: 2010

Publishing entities: World Health Organization (WHO); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); World Bank