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India is set to meet target on reducing maternal mortality

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h724 (Published 09 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h724
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

India seems to be on track to achieve its millennium development goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75% from 1990 to 2015, figures have shown.

Data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare1 showed that maternal mortality in India fell from 560 deaths in every 100 000 live births2 in 1990, to 301 in 100 000 during 2001-03 and to 167 in 100 000 during 2011-13.

In 2000 a total of 189 countries pledged to transform several …

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