Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries


The aim of this chapter is to review the evidence underlying the strategies proposed to reduce the huge burden of maternal mortality. It starts off by documenting the magnitude of maternal mortality while briefly highlighting the problems associated with its measurement. After a review of the main factors known to contribute to maternal mortality, the strategies that have been proposed to reduce the high levels of maternal mortality in the world are discussed.


Ronsmans, C. Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries. In: Semba, R.D.; Bloem, M.W. (Eds), Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries. Humana Press, (2001) 31-56. ISBN 0896038068

Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries

Published 1 January 2001