Increasing high quality, safe, and consistent maternal healthcare remains a high priority in the continued effort to reduce maternal mortality. Nearly all maternal deaths are concentrated in lower income countries and many occur from preventable complications. These continued trends support the need for sustainable development goals that will work toward the reduction of maternal mortality rates globally and ensure that all pregnant people, regardless of wealth and education, have access to a safe and supported delivery.

Sustainable Development Goal Target 3.1 – Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births