Comparative review of fourteen years maternal mortality in achieving mdg5 in malaysia and UKMMC

Rahana Abd Rahman, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail, M. A. Yassin, A. S. Sulaiman

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Abstract

Worldwide maternal mortality rate had reduced tremendously including Malaysia. At the 2000 Millenium Summit, eight Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) were established with target for the year 2015. Three years remained until the deadline to achieve MDG5, which comprised of two targets and one being reducing the maternal mortality ratio by 75%. This review compared the trend of maternal mortality and its causes in our centre to the national data. The national data had shown a reduction from 44 to 27.6 in 100,000 live births in1991 and 2008 respectively. The subsequent rate had stabilized for the past seven years. In contrast the UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC) data in the past 15 years had not been stable. The target of MDG5 seemed to be achievable by our country but may require longer time as we have yet to find ways to overcome medical care inadequacy in remote areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Maternal mortality
  • MDG5
  • Mortality ratio
  • UKMMC

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Comparative review of fourteen years maternal mortality in achieving mdg5 in malaysia and UKMMC. / Abd Rahman, Rahana; Mohamed Ismail, Nor Azlin; Yassin, M. A.; Sulaiman, A. S.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2013, p. 59-63.

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