20 March 2012

Maternal Deaths Drop, but Progress is Slow

Chaitra Arjunpuri reports for Al Jazeera on progress towards the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5), to reduce maternal mortality by 75 per cent between 1990 and 2015. “We have seen a decline in maternal deaths through the collective efforts of many organisations,” says Jill Sheffield, President and Founder of Women Deliver. “Now is the time for us to prioritise girls and women. It is a good investment – and a smart one.” Read the full article.