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The country has miles to go in reducing maternal deaths

  A high maternal mortality ratio (MMRatio) indicates low status of women in the society apart from poor functioning of health services delivery system. Recently released data by the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin indicates that for the country as a whole the MMRatio has steadily declined from 398.0 in 1997-98 to 122.0 in 2015-17, which is a fall by -69.3 percent. Table-1 shows that India's MMRatio was 398.0 in 1997-98, 327.0...

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The drop in the maternal mortality ratio is just the first step

-The Telegraph Policymakers need to look at women’s reproductive health comprehensively Light seems to have finally appeared at the end of a long, dark tunnel for India. According to the latest Sample Registration System report, the maternal mortality ratio has declined by eight points between 2014-16 and 2015-17. In real numbers, 2,000 deaths have been averted per year in this period. One of the reasons behind this success is the increased access...

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Maternal death rate declining: report -Afshan Yasmeen

-The Hindu 2,000 deaths averted per year, says SRS bulletin Bengaluru: India’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a decline from 130 per 1 lakh live births in 2014-2016 to 122 per 1 lakh live births in 2015-2017. A decline of 8 points (6.2%) was observed during this period, according to the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) 2015-2017 bulletin for MMR released on Thursday. This is good news for India as nearly 2,000 maternal...

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Odisha ranks second in Maternal Mortality Ratio decline, but far behind national average

-The New Indian Express Odisha has recorded significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the last six years but still has a long way to go to catch up with the National average. BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has recorded significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the last six years but still has a long way to go to catch up with the National average. The MMR has declined from 222 (per...

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Explained -- Maternal mortality rate in the states: Assam 229, Kerala 42

-The Indian Express This rate reflects the risk of maternal death per pregnancy or per birth and the level of fertility in a population. The bulletin provides details of both measures. Maternal mortality ratio, measured as the number of maternal deaths per lakh live births, varies among the Indian states from a high of 229 per lakh in Assam to a low of 42 in Kerala. This emerges out of the...

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