We have a new post up on our Medscape blog, GlobalMama. The post, “Lies, Damn Lies and Maternal Mortality Estimates” looks at success at reducing maternal mortality ratios even though many countries are not on track to achieve MDG 5:
[E]ven if most countries are not on track to achieve a 75% reduction in maternal mortality ratios, huge gains have been made in many places. There is much to celebrate in terms of progress towards MDG 5, especially recent progress in many priority countries. The way these issues are framed and which numbers are chosen can drastically change the way efforts are perceived.
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