Maternal Mortality in 2005

No. of pages: 46

Publication date: 2006

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

Far too many women around the world are still dying giving life. New global figures released by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank show that the world's maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) is declining too slowly to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, which aims to improve maternal health and prevent women from dying in pregnancy and childbirth. It was published in 2007 in English.