India registers a steep decline in maternal mortality ratio

News: The Office of the Registrar General’s Sample Registration System(SRS) has released a special bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2016-18. Facts: Maternal Mortality Ratio(MMR): The Maternal Mortality Ratio(MMR) in India has declined to 113 in 2016-18 from 122 in 2015-17 and 130 in 2014-2016. Highest MMR: Assam had the highest MMR in the country… Continue reading India registers a steep decline in maternal mortality ratio

Project Sahara – In Ahmedabad new tool to help reduce maternal mortality

An initiative called Project Sahara by the Ahmedabad district administration has reduced maternal deaths due to postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). Under Project Sahara, Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock garment (NASG) has been provided to primary health centres in the district. At present, 40 PHCs in Ahmedabad have an NASG suit each. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) leads to continuous and excessive… Continue reading Project Sahara – In Ahmedabad new tool to help reduce maternal mortality

Telangana addresses maternal mortality

Telangana has taken a wide range of initiatives which have brought down the maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the state. Maternal mortality refers to the number of maternal deaths which occur due to pregnancy or as a result of a complication of the same. Maternal mortality rate (MMR) is taken as the number of recorded… Continue reading Telangana addresses maternal mortality