Maternal mortality continues to be a global burden worldwide. Each year, more than 200 million women become pregnant and a large number of motxB Lhers die as a result of complications of pregnancy or childbirth1. According to United Nations report, maternal mortality has nearly halved since 1990, but levels are far from the target set for 2015. Globally, there were an estimated number of 289,000 maternal deaths in 2013. This means, every day, approximately 800 women die from avoidable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. About 99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries, while more than half of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa, most could have been preventable.
In addition, the African Union 3 reports that, the lifetime risk of dying due to pregnancy or child birth related complications for woman in Africa is 1 out 39 while in developed countries the risk is 1 out of 3 800. Global initiatives to strengthen policy intervention for maternal mortality started with the Safe Motherhood Initiative in 1987 by World Health Organizatio4.
1. The aim was to raise awareness about the numbers of women dying each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. The target was to
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