The gap in the levels of maternal death between developed and developing
countries continues to be one of the greatest global health inequities.
Research conducted by Immpact, a global research initiative, also found
huge inequities in the countries where it worked. Although strategies
such as delivery-fee-exemption policies and village midwives have
resulted in increased utilisation of services, large differences in
access to and use of skilled care between rich and poor remains.
Globally and Locally, A Rich-Poor Gap Persists, Immpact, University of Aberdeen, UK, 2 pp.