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International report reassesses ways to cut maternal mortality

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 20 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1324
  1. James Ciment
  1. 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 …

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