Health Ministry reports significant drop in mortality rates of mothers

Morocco's national research into population population and family health leave a clear decrease of 35 percent of the mortality rates of mothers in Morocco, according to a press release of the Ministry of health

The research was carried out on the basis of a modified estimation of 121,725 urban and rural families in 12 regions of Morocco (rural and urban areas).

National was registered that 72.6 mothers died during or after childbirth per 10,000 born babies. For comparison, this was during the national survey in 2010 still 112 deaths per 10,000 births.

This decrease of 35 percent is a significant progress in the reduction of maternal mortality in Morocco, says the Ministry.

"This positive development confirms that Morocco has made considerable progress in improving the health of the mother and fulfils the obligations to the international community, with a view to achieving the fifth Millennium Development target, called "Improve Maternal Health" explained the Ministry of health.

This research was carried out in coordination with the High Commission for Planning, World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UNFPA Fund for population activities (UNFPA).

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