India registers a steep decline in maternal mortality ratio

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  • July 17, 2020
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India registers a steep decline in maternal mortality ratio

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Health issue; Social/Welfare issue

About MMR:

  • Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births.
  • As per the World Health Organization, maternal death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.

According to data released by the Office of the Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS)

  • Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in India has declined to 113 in 2016-18 from 122 in 2015-17 and 130 in 2014-2016.
  • The target 3.1 of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set by the United Nations aims to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 1,00,000 live births.
  • The southern States performs better compared to other states.

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