Khartoum- The Federal Ministry of Health has disclosed that the maternal death rate dropped to 114 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2018, compared to 209 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010.
Acting undersecretary of the ministry Mohamed Awadallah has affirmed during a meeting of the higher committee on maternal death surveillance and response system reaching the international standard of 70 deaths by the year 2030 needs collective efforts by all.
He affirmed commitment to exerting more efforts in coordination with the partners of health for reduction of maternity death rate, noting that most of the reasons of the deaths can be overcome to reach the targeted rate.
The national advisor on reduction of maternity deaths, Taha Ambli, has stressed importance of maternal death surveillance, referring to the existence of a national policy in this connection.
He stressed the importance of expediting appointment of midwives in the states, indicating that 80% of deliveries take place in the homes.