Maternal Mortality

By N/A | September 3, 2012

Maternal Mortality


On September 15, 2010, the Permanent Missions of Malawi and the Philippines sponsored a parallel event on best practices related to maternal health and mortality. The event consisted of a panel of experts from the field in numerous developing countries offering medical, scientific, and logistical information related to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality.
Our interactive PDF document is offered as a resource to all stakeholders working in the field of maternal health and mortality. It includes audio recordings of the panelists’ presentations, presentation slides, and written research related to maternal health.

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In September 2000, the United Nations adopted the “Millennium Declaration,” vowing to eradicate extreme poverty and improve the overall quality of life in the world. The fifth “Millennium Development Goal” is to improve maternal health. Because this is a broad goal, it has come to mean many different things over the years. The target indicators of a society with improved maternal health, according to the UN, are a 75% reduction in maternal deaths and increased overall access to family planning.

Many UN agencies and NGOs, such as International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Guttmacher Institute, have used this goal as an opportunity to advance an agenda that supports abortion and contraception, claiming both as “reproductive rights.”

C-FAM, as well as several other pro-family organizations, has done extensive research into maternal mortality, its true causes, and realistic solutions. By revealing the distortions and exaggerations that the UN frequently employs when discussing maternal mortality, we can see the true problem and work to fix it in a pro-family and pro-life way. On this webpage, you will find research and statistics from the UN, C-FAM, and other organizations that, together, give a complete picture of the controversy and facts surrounding maternal mortality.