World Maternal Mortality Rate Is Improving; The US's Isn't
The U.N. reports the world maternal mortality rate has dropped 44 percent since 1990, but the U.S.'s rate has gone up.By Ryan Biek | November 12, 2015
It looks like the the United Nations' goal to reduce deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth is on the right track. A new U.N. study found maternal mortality has dropped 44 percent since 1990. (Video via United Nations)
There were over a half-million maternal deaths in 1990, compared to an estimated 300,000 this year.
The findings are part of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals. And while it's a step in the right direction, the 44 percent drop is still 31 points short of the goal set by the U.N. in 1990. (Video via United Nations)