11 June 2018

WHO commends India for reducing maternal mortality ratio by 77%

WHO commends India for reducing maternal mortality ratio by 77%


The WHO has commended India's progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77 percent, from 556 per one lac live births in 1990 to 130 per one lac live births in 2016. This progress puts the country on track towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal target of an MMR below 70 by 2030. India's present MMR is below the Millennium Development Goal target.

According to WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Poonam Khetrapal, India has made a concerted push to increase access to quality maternal health services with the coverage of essential maternal health services has doubled since 2005. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. 
  • WHO was established on 7th April 1948.
  • headquartered of WHO is in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Tedros Adhanom is Director general of the World Health Organisation.

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