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

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.


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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