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Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Dec;12(6):513-7.

Strategies to reduce maternal mortality worldwide.

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Health, Nutrition and Population, Human Development Network, The World Bank, Washington, DC 20433, USA.


The challenge of reducing maternal mortality is increasingly being addressed by area-based efforts to improve access to care of obstetric emergencies. Improving coverage and quality of skilled attendance at birth is also being increasingly emphasized. Post-abortion care, better reproductive health services for adolescents, and improved family planning care are important ingredients in maternal mortality reduction. New developments in malaria, nutrition, violence and HIV/AIDS in relation to maternal health are highlighted, as well as measurement issues. Maternal mortality reduction is also being promoted today by using a human rights approach.

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