Maternal health in Nepal
Each year, around 350,000 women die globally as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. Yet despite a 10-year insurgency, persistent political upheaval, and some of the world’s most challenging terrain for the delivery of healthcare, Nepal has managed to halve the number of women dying during childbirth in less than two decades. In the first Development Progress case study from this second project phase, researchers reveal that a virtuous cycle of political commitment, financial resources and household change has helped Nepal become one of the few countries on track to meet Millennium Development Goal 5 on maternal health by 2015.
Read the blogs
- Jakob Engel, lead author: A paradigm shift for maternal health in Nepal
- Devi Prasad Prasai, co-author: Birthing centres: a step towards MDG 5 on maternal mortality
- Sanju Bhattarai, co-author: The location lottery: maternal death or maternal health in Nepal