International report reassesses ways to cut maternal mortalityBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7221.1324f (Published 20 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1324
- James Ciment
- New York
A study issued recently by the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Population Fund, Unicef (the United Nations Children's Fund), and the World Bank questions a number of long held beliefs about maternal mortality.
Assessing 10 years of work in the field, the report (Reduction of Maternal Mortality) insists that “vertical, stand-alone” measures cannot alone effectively reduce the near 600 000 annual deaths caused by …