PP25Maternal_Mortality.ppt

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MATERNAL  MORTALITY  FMSC 498A
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INTRODUCTION Maternal mortality refers to any death of a woman  occurring during or, at most, 42 days after her  pregnancy. Over 536,000 women die during pregnancy or  childbirth every year-one death each minute- 1 million  children are left motherless  For every woman who dies, another 30 suffer long- lasting illness . 99% of maternal deaths occur in Africa/South Asia. Children are 3 to 10 times more likely to die within  two years of a maternal death. Millennium Development Goal 5 aims to reduce  maternal mortality by 75% between 1990 and 2015,  but the current declining rate is less than 1/5th the  rate necessary to achieve that target.
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NUMBERS In Ireland, a woman's lifetime risk of maternal  death is 1 in 48,000. In Niger, it is 1 in 7. Girls under 15 are five times more likely to do 
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC498A 498A taught by Professor Professorwallen during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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