Bangladesh Serves As Model For Reducing Maternal Mortality
The Lancet: Challenges of achieving and tracking MDG 5
Saifuddin Ahmed of Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
“…No woman should die from pregnancy complications. That women still die from preventable and treatable maternal causes is our egregious failure. Bangladesh has set an example of a country that has successfully reduced maternal mortality, and might well serve as a model for maternal mortality reduction that other resource-poor countries can emulate. Bangladesh also shows that the challenges of reliable estimation of maternal mortality can be surmounted. We must act to achieve the goal of drastically reducing maternal mortality, and do more to improve data collection for tracking progress” (10/11).