Basic Information

Background Information

Maternal mortality is complex and multi-dimensional, as are the approaches used to measure it (for more advanced information please see the Materials section of this website).

The common foundation among all measurement techniques, however, is an understanding of core principles about maternal mortality research such as:

The Basic Information page is designed to provide information to users new to the area of maternal mortality measurement.

The History page contains points of interest regarding the history of Safe Motherhood, and of the measurement of maternal mortality over the years.