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International Journal of Home Science

2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART C

Maternal mortality: A scenario in India

Author(s): Dr. Ajanta Nayak
Maternal mortality is a case of serious concern in India and as such the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is very high in Asian nations. As per WHO data, 50-98% of maternal deaths are due to direct obstetric causes (hemorrhage, infection, and hypertensive disorders, ruptured uterus, hepatitis and anemia). 50% of maternal deceases due to life threatening sepsis are related to unlawful persuaded abortion. MMR in India has not declined significantly in the past 15 years. The most important strategies for combating MMR is to create a prioritized action plan on maternal and child health (MCH) services along with assimilated vertical programs for imparting factual education which includes food, health, breast feeding, motherhood, water and sanitation. Additionally national nutrition information systems should be established to provide valid data about their impact.
Pages: 135-137  |  597 Views  46 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ajanta Nayak. Maternal mortality: A scenario in India. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(2):135-137.

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