VLOG: UNICEFs Juliana Yartey deconstructs MDG 5

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 20 Sep 2010 16:11 GMT
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UNITED NATIONS (AlertNet) - Among eight Millennium Development Goals drawn up by the U.N. in 2000 to be achieved by 2015, is the so-called "MDG 5" which targets maternal mortality.

The U.N. hopes to cut maternal mortality by 75 percent and to provide universal access to reproductive health.

Although there has been a substantial decline in the number of women who die in childbirth, progress falls short of the goal.

United Nations Children's Fund senior advisor of maternal and newborn health, Juliana Yartey, spoke with AlertNet in New York about some of the key issues.