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Ayushi Agarwal

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Indian Maternal Mortality Rate Fails To Drop By 75%, Reaches Only 69%

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  •  November 16, 2015


Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) has emerged as a pressing issue globally. MMR refers  to the death of women during pregnancy, childbirth or within 6 weeks after birth. This includes effective pre-natal and  post-natal care. Mothers require proper nourishment and medical care during this delicate time, which has a strong impact on the health of the mother and her child as well.

On a global scale, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality rate has fallen by 44%, as per a recently released report by the World Bank. MMR is categorized under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and the set target for the same was to decrease it by at least 75%.

In India, MMR has fallen by about 69%, failing to reach the prescribed goal. Only 9 countries, namely Bhutan, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Iran, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Rwanda and Timor-Leste were able to achieve the 75% mark.


Source: The Times Of India

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