Maternal Health

By definition, maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal period. The gap in the risk of maternal deaths between developed and developing countries is considered as the most significant health divide in the world. Of the 140 million births that take place every year, WHO estimates that ~810 women die every day globally from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Of this India contributes to about 27 million births per year and accounts for 20% of global maternal deaths. While India has made a remarkable progress with declining maternal mortality rate in the last decade from 212 deaths in 2007-09 to 130 in 2014-16, significant socio-economic differences and inaccess to quality maternal health care continue to persist in India with unsafe abortion being the third leading cause of death in India. Thus, the aim of this project is to both present the challenges of this Misinformation and suggest the necessary strategies as the way forward to promote and ensure safe maternal health in India

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