Reducing Maternal Death In Bangladesh

For further information, contact Melissa Maimann at Essential Birth Consulting. Link

New strategies to reduce maternal death in Bangladesh will be presented at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) South Asia Day ...

The maternal mortality ratio has significantly declined in Bangladesh, from 512 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1996-2000, to 3.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2007. One of the main reasons for this is the decrease in unsafe abortion and abortion-related complications due to the wide availability of abortion services. Maternal deaths have also been reduced through improved access to contraception, skilled birth attendants, antenatal care and obstetric surgery.

Despite these gains, challenges remain for many women in Bangladesh, especially those who live in rural and hard to reach areas ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448