Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP)
Vol. 6, No. 3 October 03, 2018
Beyond the Safe Motherhood Initiative: Accelerated Action Urgently Needed to End Preventable Maternal Mortality
Mary Ellen Stanton, Barbara E. Kwast, Theresa Shaver, Betsy McCallon and Marge Koblinsky
Global Health: Science and Practice October 2018, 6(3):408-412; https://doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-18-00100
Many countries will need to double, or more than double, their current annual rate of reduction of maternal mortality to ensure sufficient progress toward national targets and the global Sustainable Development Goals. Dedication to the principles and actions of quality, equity, dignity, social justice, and human rights are key.