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Country can reduce the incidence of maternal mortality by 21%

MS now presents the latest data of maternal mortality in the country, in addition to advances Stork Network, launched in 2011

 
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The Health Ministry said the country managed to reduce by more than 20% maternal mortality between 2010 and 2011. The Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha, presents, on Friday (25), the most recent maternal mortality in the country, besides the progress of the strategy Stork Network, launched in 2011. The data are being announced during the 1st Videoconference which involved the health departments of state and capital. The move marks the International Day of Action for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality.

In the last 18 days this month, Mundia Health Organization (WHO) pointed out that, from 1990 to 2010, maternal deaths fell 51% in Brazil, from 120 to 56 per 100 000 births. The report said 50 countries had tested positive for the fulfillment of the Millennium Goal of the United Nations related to the reduction of maternal mortality, including Brazil. The goal is to achieve a rate of 35 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births by 2015.

Ten countries have already achieved the goal, such as Estonia and Vietnam, 14 had insufficient progress and 11 did not show any progress in the study period and the risk of not meeting the goal.

The latest data from the Ministry of Health have lower drop compared to the United Nations. From 1990-2010, the rate fell from 141 to 68 deaths in women for 100,000 live births, according to the folder issued in February this year. The drop occurred with greater intensity until the early 2000s. Since then, the pace has been slower.

On occasion, the Minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha, said to be feasible to fulfill the goal of the United Nations and the government's focus is to improve the quality of care to maintain the downward trend. In the first half of last year, there were 705 maternal deaths, compared to 870 in the same period of 2010 - a reduction of 19%, according to partial lifting.

Worldwide, 287 000 maternal deaths were registered in 2010, 47% less compared to 1990. India and Nigeria account for one third of cases, totaling 96 000 deaths.

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