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Safe motherhood in Pakistan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18534597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The maternal mortality ratio in Pakistan remains high at between 350 and 500 per 100,000 live births, while the neonatal mortality ratio is 50 per 1000 live births. This paper examines the trends in maternal and neonatal mortality in Pakistan and looks at why slow progress has been made in attempts to achieve safe motherhood. Despite numerous initiatives, it is uncertain whether Pakistan will achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 by 2015.
Authors:
Sadiqua Jafarey; Imtiaz Kamal; Asma Fozia Qureshi; Fariyal Fikree
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-15     Completed Date:  2008-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan. snjaf@go4b.net.pk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Health Promotion / organization & administration
Humans
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Mortality / trends*
Maternal Welfare / trends*
Pakistan / epidemiology
Pregnancy
Public Health

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