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A woman dies Every two minutes a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth, according to the latest estimates from a report by the United Nations Organization, which stresses that the world must drastically accelerate progress to meet global goals to reduce maternal deaths, or else there is a risk that this will be the case By 2030 there will be more than a million more women.
The report on maternal mortality trends, released Thursday by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, and the United Nations Population Division, reveals alarming deficiencies in women’s health in recent years, as maternal deaths have risen or stagnated in almost all regions. World.
“It is unacceptable that so many women continue to die needlessly during pregnancy and childbirth. Over 280,000 deaths in one year is unimaginable,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.
“We can and should do better by diligently investing in family planning and filling a global shortage of 900,000 midwives, so every a woman dies can get the lifesaving care she needs. We have the tools, knowledge, and resources to end preventable maternal deaths; now we need political will.”
In two of the eight UN regions, Europe and North America and Latin America and the Caribbean, maternal mortality rates increased by 17% and 15% between 2016 and 2020, respectively. The report finds that progress can be made. Two regions – Australia and New Zealand and Central and South Asia – have seen significant falls (by 35% and 16% respectively) in maternal mortality rates over the same period, as have 31 countries around the World.
“While pregnancy should be a time of great hope and a positive experience for all women, it is a tragic yet shocking and dangerous experience for millions of people around the world who lack access to quality and respectful health care ‘said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The report, which tracks maternal mortality at the national, regional, and global levels from 2000 to 2020, shows that an estimated 287,000 mothers died worldwide in 2020 after the Sustainable Development Goals came into effect. Although the report shows significant progress in reducing maternal mortality between 2000 and 2015, progress has largely stalled thereafter, and in some cases even reversed
The report found that about a third of a woman dies do not even get four of the eight recommended check-ups or basic follow-up care, while an estimated 270 million women do not have access to modern family planning. Having control over one’s reproductive health — particularly making decisions about how and when children are born — is critical to ensuring women are able to plan and plan for children and protect their health.
Inequalities related to income, education, race, or ethnicity further increase the risk for marginalized pregnant a woman dies, who have less access to primary maternal care but are at greater risk of health problems during pregnancy.
“For millions of families, the miracle of childbirth is shattered by the tragedy of the mother’s death,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell. “No mother should fear for her life when giving birth, especially when the knowledge and tools are in place to manage common complications.
Overall, maternal mortality remains concentrated mainly in the poorest regions of the world and in conflict-affected countries. In 2020, about 70% of all maternal deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. In nine countries affected by major humanitarian crises, maternal mortality rates were more than double the global average.
“This report is another stark reminder of the urgent need to redouble our commitment to a woman dies and adolescent health,” said Juan Pablo Uribe, global director for health, nutrition, and population at the World Bank and director of the Financial Mechanism.