A manifesto for maternal health post-2015
"Will the gains of the past for women be protected, and can the unfinished business for the future be addressed?"
The Lancet "On Jan 15—17, 2013, over 800 experts in maternal health came together in Arusha, Tanzania, to present the latest evidence on improving the quality of care for women during pregnancy and childbirth. The past 25 years of the safe motherhood movement have seen extraordinary successes—notably a 33% reduction in maternal mortality from 409'053 in 1990 to 273'465 in 2011. These achievements have motivated and mobilised a welcome new generation of political and financial commitments to maternal health. But with the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) drawing to a close in 2015, a moment of uncertainty hangs over the fate of more than 200 million women who become pregnant each year."