Maternal and Newborn Health

Access to skilled care during childbirth and emergency obstetric and newborn care are necessary to save lives and reduce disability in emergencies.


Facts & Stats

Maternal mortality has declined; in 2013, the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was 210 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, down from 380 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 (a 45% reduction).

Reference: World Health Organization. United Nations Agencies Report Steady Progress in Saving Mothers’ Lives, 2014.