6 Improve maternal health
Where we are?
TARGET 10. Provide access to all individuals of appropriate age to required reproductive health services and reduce by 4 times, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio
Difficult to achieve
Achievable with more effort
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) peaked in 1993 at 259 per 100,000 live births before declining to 143.5 in 1997. It has declined steadily since then despite a slight fluctuation between 1997 and 2000, an accelerated decline in 2001-06, and again a slight decrease in 2007-10.
MMR was high in the early 1990s after which it declined in 2001-06 due to introduction and implementation of Maternal Mortality Reduction Strategies (MMRS) between 2001 and 2010. The Government has formulated and implemented the national program on “Maternal and Child Health for 2011-15“. This program has contributed significantly to achieving the MMR target by 2015 as outlined in MDG 5.
In 2012, Western and Eastern regions exhibit higher MMR than the national average. Notable wide variations exist among aimags. For instance MMR has not been recorded in eight aimags while Bayan-Ulgii, Bayankhongor, Zavkhan, Tuv, Sukhbaatar and Khentii aimags have higher MMR than the national average.
It is likely that Mongolia will meet the MDG target of 50 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births prior to 2015. The target of the proportion of births attended by the medical professional personnel has already been achieved.
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Source: MDG Indicator's Database, NSC
The 8 Millennium Development Goals
- 1 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
- 2 Achieve universal primary education
- 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
- 4 Reduce child mortality
- 5 Improve maternal health
- 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
- 8 Develop a global partnership for development
Mongolia specific 9th MDG
Targets for MDG 5
- Target 10: Provide access to all individuals of appropriate ages to required RH services and reduce by 4 times, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio.