Causes of Maternal Mortality Rate: Postpartum Haemorrhage - A Major Cause in Madhya Pradesh
Maternal mortality is an indicator of state of maternal health services, status of women, women's health, and above all developments of nation. India alone contributed 15% of global maternal deaths. Lifetime risk of maternal death in India is 1 in 220 as compared to 1 in 5800 in the UK. The major burden of maternal mortality is in the Empowered Action Group (EAG) states. As per recent SRS data, 2014â€“2016 Maternal mortality rate (MMR) was observed in Madhya Pradesh (MP) as 173. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide with a prevalence rate of approximately 6% and 50% is due to atonic PPH. According to WHO 2014- in India 45,000 maternal deaths take place annually and 20- 60% are due to postpartum hemorrhage.
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