Improve Maternal Health

Where Do We Stand?

  MATERNAL HEALTH IS IMPROVING THANKS TO BETTER EQUIPPED-HOSPITALS. PHOTO: UNDPMaternal health is improving thanks to better-equipped hospitals. Photo: UNDP

The target has not yet been reached yet, but substantial progress is being made

The maternal mortality ratio has dropped from 930 to 540 deaths per 100,000 live births between 1990 and 2010. However, the target of 322 deaths by 2015 cannot be achieved. Likewise, antenatal care, which increased from 67.2 per cent to 88.4 per cent, has slightly progressed between 1998 and 2013-2014. The 100 per cent target set for 2015 can be achieved, but with difficulty. On the other hand, skilled care during childbirths has significantly increased at the country level, and is set at 80.1 per cent in 2013-2014 compared to 74 percent in 2010.

At the regional level in 2013-2014, this percentage varies between 78.6 per cent in Katanga and 97.7 per cent in North Kivu. The country is getting noticeably closer to reaching the 100 per cent target set for 2015.

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