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3.1.1 Maternal Mortality

Definition

Number of deaths of women within 42 days of the termination of the pregnancy per 100,000 live births. The death is irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes.

Data Source(s)

Trends in maternal mortality: 2000 to 2017: estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019

Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago Annual Statistical Reports 2005-2011. Retrieved from “http://www.health.gov.tt/sitepages/default.aspx?id=122

 
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3.1.1 Maternal Mortality in the Sustainable Development Goals

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3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.

Related 3.1.1 Maternal Mortality Targets

3.1

By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births