Navigation Links
November issue of Reproductive Health Matters focuses on maternal mortality
Date:11/15/2007

London, UK, 15 November, 2007 Reproductive Health Matters and Elsevier are pleased to announce the publication of the November Issue devoted to the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Safe Motherhood Initiative launched by the World Health Organization in 1987. The November issue responds to the question Is Pregnancy Getting Safer for Women"

The answer is yes − and no.

  • Globally, the maternal mortality ratio went down from 430 to 400 per 100,000 live births in the 15 years from 1990 to 2005 (a 5.4% decline).

  • There has been a 7% decrease since 1990 in the estimated number of maternal deaths globally.

  • In North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania and the more developed regions, the number of deaths went down by more than 20%.

  • In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of maternal deaths increased between 1990 and 2005, driven by increasing numbers of births and a negligible decline in the ratio of maternal deaths to live births.

The November issue contains numerous articles on womens health and safe motherhood in the developing world. It analyses and answers pressing questions, such as:

  • Why a majority of women with obstetric complications in Karnatuka, India die despite having access to good quality healthcare services"

  • Why a woman in Botswana dies from high blood pressure unnecessarily"

  • Why are so many women still dying from unsafe abortion complications"

  • Why has donor financing for maternity services been falling rather than rising"

  • Why some countries like Norway and The Netherlands are stepping up to the plate and pledging funds to support maternal health and gender equality"

Twenty years after the launch of the Safe Motherhood Initiative, even though the rate of deaths has gone down − an improvement − the number of women dying an estimated 536,000 in 2003 − remains unacceptably high. In many countries in the world, maternal death continues to be the major cause of death among women of reproductive age.


'/>"/>

Contact: Pathika Martin
pmartin@rhmjournal.org.uk
44-207-267-6567
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. inVentiv Health to Announce Third Quarter Results and Conduct Conference Call on Wednesday, November 7, 2007
2. Barr Will Host Calendar 2007 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call on November 8, 2007
3. Select Medical Corporation to Announce Third Quarter Results on Monday, November 12
4. Cardinal Health To Announce First-Quarter Results on November 5
5. Susan G. Komen Race(R) for the Cure Set for November 4 in Balboa Park
6. US-Based Bollywood On-Demand Service to Sponsor Faces of India YouthAIDS Gala on November 2nd
7. Gentiva(R) Health Services Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Call and Web Cast for Thursday, November 1, 2007
8. Health Fitness Corp. to Report Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results on November 5, 2007
9. Mindray to Report Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results on November 1, 2007
10. Jenny McCarthy Featured at National Autism Conference in Atlanta, November 9
11. Cynosure to Announce Third-Quarter 2007 Financial Results on November 1
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... of what is needed and will ultimately do significant harm to people with ... to everyone. , "While it leaves in place the Affordable Care Act ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... Studies show evidence that carotenoids and ... of visual loss in these patients. , But how often do ophthalmologists and optometrists ... to patients at risk of or with early symptoms of AMD? A study ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Military Connection friend and veteran advocate Micaela Bensko ... Atlantic lounge. , Bensko is no stranger to the plight of the disabled. ... life to supporting our wounded veterans. A world-class photographer, her riveting photos “The Wounds ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Aesthetic Channel has recently highlighted Dr. Ben Talei’s unique ... a proprietary technique that he calls the AuraLyft Facelift. The AuraLyft does ... patients can expect to look refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. , Dr. Talei’s unique ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... 21 Middle East and South Asia ... 21 leaders from government, business and civil society in 11 countries across the Middle ... fall, engaging in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas with the leading minds ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... 2017  StatLab Medical Products ("StatLab" or ... of diagnostic supplies for the anatomic pathology ... Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), a healthcare-focused ... investment in the Company. Cressey & Company ... selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., with certain ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... 2017  Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, a brand of Diplomat Pharmacy, ... Iowa location. The ... features an ISO 7 cleanroom—the standard needed to compound intravenous (IV) ... level of pollutants. "Our new ... better serve our Iowa patients," said ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... June 3, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results from the Phase 3 MONARCH 2 study ... 6 inhibitor, in combination with fulvestrant, significantly improved ... alone in women with hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal ... who have relapsed or progressed after endocrine therapy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: