Maternal Mortality : Risk Factors, Anthropological Perspectives, Prevalence in Developing Countries & Preventive Strategies for Pregnancy-Related Deaths Hardback
Edited by David A. Schwartz
Pregnancy is a life-threatening event in many parts of the developing world.
Globally, it is estimated that 289,000 women died from being pregnant in 2013.
The lifetime risk for dying as a result of pregnancy is as high as 1 in 6 for women living in the poorest nations of the world.
Ninety-nine percent of all maternal deaths occur in resource-poor nations, averaging 800 deaths each day or 33 per hour.
Improvement in maternal mortality was addressed by the United Nations in 1990 by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) in which the 5th goal was global reduction of this statistic by three-quarters by the year 2015.
However, this goal will not be achieved. For every mother that dies from pregnancy in resource-poor countries, 15 to 30 additional women develop serious damage.
This textbook addresses the continuing problem of maternal deaths in developing nations from three perspectives: medical, anthropological, and epidemiological.
The twenty-eight internationally-respected authors in this textbook have had direct field experience with maternal health and pregnancy complications in resource-poor regions.
They provide up-to-date analysis of maternal deaths in the regions of the world most affected by this public health problem.
These locations include Asia, South America, andmost severely affectedAfrica.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 473 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/06/2015
- Category: Gender studies: women
- ISBN: 9781634827096