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?
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Basic Information: Why is it important to measure maternal mortality?

  1. to establish levels & trends of maternal mortality
  2. to identify characteristics & determinants of maternal deaths
  3. to monitor & evaluate effectiveness of activities designed to reduce maternal mortality
  4. to monitor progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5