Why is it important to measure maternal mortality?
How is maternal mortality defined?
How are maternal and pregnancy-related deaths identified?
What are the indicators of maternal mortality?
General Resources

Basic Information

Maternal mortality is complex and multi-dimensional, as are the approaches used to measure it (for detailed information on approaches to measurement 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:

This page is designed to provide basic information to users new to the area of maternal mortality measurement.