Maternal Health Cambodia. UNICEF Cambodia September 2010. Cambodia Millennium Development Goals: Overall Summary of Progress. (scored in terms of % distance travelled from baseline to target). Yes Child Mortality is falling Newborn mortality is falling Life expectancy is rising
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(scored in terms of % distance travelled from baseline to target)
Child Mortality is falling
Newborn mortality is falling
Life expectancy is rising
Fertility is falling
Is health in Cambodia getting better?
Between 2000-2008 there is not recorded improvement in maternal mortality in Cambodia
Maternal mortality reduction requires a strong health system, with good interaction among various levels
Societal values: Is women’s health important enough?
85% of all births are “uneventful”
But 15% of women in pregnancy and delivery develop a potentially life threatening complication
Few of these complications can be predicted
A fundamental challenge
Almost all of the above causes are either preventable or treatable, but solutions are not available to all those in need…
The MDG4 has been met in the richest quintile, but has a long way to go in the poorest one
Sources: Cambodia DHS, 2005