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Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Study

Ministry of Health and Population

Over the past two decades, the high levels of maternal mortality in developing countries has increasingly been recognised as an urgent public health concern. The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is to improve maternal health, with the target of reducing the 1990 maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by three quarters, by 2015. The Government of Nepal (GoN) is committed to achieving this goal and safe motherhood has been a national priority for Nepal.