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Maternal health and human rights.
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PMID:  20345003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Malawi the maternal mortality ratio is extremely high. Since almost all maternal deaths are avoidable, maternal mortality is also an issue of human rights. This paper examines the root causes of high maternal mortality in Malawi and applies a human rights-based approach to the reduction of maternal mortality. It recommends roles for the various duty-bearers. It describes indicators to monitor and evaluate the strategy and suggests how transparency and accountability should be ensured. In conclusion, full and effective implementation of the strategy is indispensable for achieving the fifth Millennium Development Goal that calls for the reduction of maternal mortality.
Ymkje E Ratsma; Joyce Malongo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1995-7262     ISO Abbreviation:  Malawi Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-29     Completed Date:  2010-04-06     Revised Date:  2014-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9500170     Medline TA:  Malawi Med J     Country:  Malawi    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death*
Human Rights*
Maternal Health Services / organization & administration
Maternal Mortality*
Maternal Welfare / legislation & jurisprudence

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