The maternal mortality from a provincial hospital in Maroua City, Cameroon, was high at 1266 per 100 000
live births. Intervention strategies are required to reduce this.
Background: In September 2000, the Heads of States of the 191 countries of the United Nations approved the Millennium Declaration in which reduction of pregnancy-related deaths to a quarter by 2015 was one of its goals. However, before the middle of the first decade of this millennium, there were no reports on the status of maternal mortality in Maroua, Cameroon.