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K Lewis-Bell

Small Victories, New Challenges Two Decades of Maternal Mortality Surveillance in Jamaica

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518–32
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The paper reviews Jamaica’s experience with maternal mortality surveillance, how this has informed policy and new efforts to ensure that Jamaica can achieve the Millennium Development Goal of a 75% reduction in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015.

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Objectives: The paper summarizes the changing epidemiology of maternal mortality and the new challenges as Jamaica seeks to contribute to the international goal to reduce maternal mortality by 75% worldwide between 1990 and 2015.

Methods: This is a review of Jamaica’s two decades of maternal mortality surveillance experience.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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