The report was published within the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) 2015-2017 bulletin for MMR.

Maternal Mortality Ratio

  1. India’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a decline from 130 per 1 lakh live births in 2014-2016 to 122 per 1 lakh live births in 2015-2017.
  1. The figure has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016 and to 122 in 2015-17.

Goal for MMR

11 States have achieved the National Health Policy target of MMR 100 per lakh live births well ahead of 2020.

The WHO last year lauded India’s progress in reducing the MMR saying the progress puts the country on track towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of an MMR below 70 by 2030.

Source: The Hindu

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