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Devex Examines Best Indicators To Measure Progress In Maternal Health Interventions

Devex: SDG indicators shape maternal health interventions. Is it for the best?
“…As the global health community now turns its focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, aid workers in Afghanistan and its least-developed peers are asking whether the best measure of progress is the number of births attended by skilled birth personnel. The SDGs aim to reduce the MMR to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. The focus on [skilled birthing attendants (SBAs)] could be distracting from even more fundamental health system reforms, analysts and aid implementers working in Afghanistan told Devex…” (Cousins, 8/3).