• HealthProm/BAAG: Maternal mortality reported trends in Afghanistan: too good to be true?, December 2015

HealthProm/BAAG: Maternal mortality reported trends in Afghanistan: too good to be true?, December 2015

Subject: BAAG reports Health

BAAG member HealthProm have written this paper jointly with BAAG and 3 leading maternal health experts. It raises their concerns regarding statements that Afghanistan has achieved MDG5a, to reduce maternal mortality by 75%. The paper asserts that such claims are too good to be true, and points to problematic survey methodologies which may have led to inaccurate figures. With overall funding reductions to Afghanistan, there is a fear that donors may cut health funding, putting more Afghan mother's lives at risk. 

PDF icon Maternal Mortality rates in Afghanistan too good to be true 26Nov Final.pdf