Improve Maternal Health
Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio
5.1 Maternal mortality ratio
Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health
5.3 Contraceptive prevalence rate
Galvanizing support for maternal health is the goal of the UNFPA-led Campaign to End Fistula, which in 2006 worked in 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Arab States. The aim is to prevent and treat a terrible childbirth injury called fistula-a rupture in the birth canal that occurs during prolonged, obstructed labour and leaves women incontinent, isolated and ashamed...more >>>
Latest News About This Goal
PGGA is largest organisation training young girls: Aamna - Daily Times
• More than 500,000 women in developing countries die every year in childbirth or during pregnancy.
• In 2006, nearly 61% of women gave birth with the help of a midwife or doctor, compared to 55% in 2004.