Every Minute Counts
Improve Maternal Health (MDG #5)
Healthy mothers are critical for families, communities, and countries. And yet, every minute of every day, a woman dies due to pregnancy or childbirth. That's more than 500,000 women a year. But change is possible. It is already happening.
The United Nations Millennium Development Goal #5: Maternal Health sets two specific goals:
- Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
- Achieve universal access to reproductive health