Maternal Mortality Ratio Down 40% in Bangladesh

In nine years, between 2001 and 2010, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Bangladesh declined by 40% according to a survey supported by USAID, MEASURE Evaluation and ICDDR,B.

 

The survey found that Bangladesh’s MMR dropped from 322 deaths per 100,000 live births to 194 deaths per 100,000 live births. According to UNDP, Bangladesh was not on track to meet MDG5, but it is certainly getting closer to its target of an MMR of 144 in 2015.