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: General Resources

Bulletin of the World Health Organisation AbouZahr, C. & Wardlaw, T. (2001) Maternal mortality at the end of a decade: signs of progress? Bulletin of the World Health Organization 79(6): 561-73.

BMC Public Health Betrán, AP; Wojdyla, D; Posner, SJ; Gülmezoglu, AM (2005) National estimates for maternal mortality: an analysis based on the WHO systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity. BMC Public Health; 5:131

BMC Medicine Graham, WJ; Ahmed, S; Stanton, C; Abou-Zahr, CL; Campbell, OMR (2008) Measuring maternal mortality: An overview of opportunities and options for developing countries. BMC Medicine; 6:12

Elsevier - Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology Graham, WJ; Foster, LB; Davidson, L; Hauke, E; Campbell, OMR (2008) Measuring progress in reducing maternal mortality. Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Vol. 22, No. 3, pp425-445

The Lancet Graham, W (2002) Now or never: the case for measuring maternal mortality. Lancet, 359(9307): 701-4.

The Lancet Rosenfield, A. & Maine, D. (1985) Maternal mortality - a neglected tragedy: where is the M in MCH? Lancet; ii: 83-85.

UNFPA UNFPA (1998b) Issues in measuring and monitoring maternal mortality: implications for programmes. Technical and Policy Paper No.1. New York: United Nations.

World Health Organisation WHO (1991) Maternal Mortality Ratios and Rates: A Tabulation of Available Information. Geneva: World Health Organization.

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA (2001) Maternal mortality in 1995: estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO/RHR/01.9).

World Health Organisation WHO (2004) Maternal mortality in 2000: estimates developed by WHO, UNCIEF and UNFPA. Geneva: World Health Organization.