Posted by Share-Net NL on February 9, 2015 at 3:46 am
The U.S. Government is committed and working toward the goal of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) in a generation. In June of 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)released a vision for maternal health, Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action. The document lays out a vision for “a world where no woman dies from preventable maternal causes and maternal and fetal health are improved” and sets out a plan for USAID to contribute to accelerating reductions in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and improving maternal and fetal health with targets for 2020. This document, Ending Prventable Maternal Mortality: USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action, Evidence for Strategic Approaches, lays out the evidence that will help achieve this vision.