Maternal mortality

Maternal death or maternal mortality is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes.”

The three delays model illustrates crucial areas where the pregnant womans health is at risk.

1. The decision to access care – factors at home like knowledge, attitudes and resources.

2. The safe and affordable transport to a medical facility.

3. The receipt of adequate and appropriate treatment at the facility.

The Eezer strategy and entry point is the second delay. Where we provide safe and affordable transportation between home and clinic.

UN:s Sustainable Development Goal 3.1

UN has set the ambitious goal to reduce maternal mortality to less than 70 deaths per 100 000 live births before 2030.

 

Death per 100 000

deliveries 2014

Targets for

UN- Agenda 2030

Sierra Leone

1360

70

Chad

856

70

Somalia

732

70

Burundi

712

70

DR Congo

693

70

Tanzania

410

70

Kenya

400

70

Sweden

4