Improve Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition
Improve Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition

Improve Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition

Infographic on improving maternal and newborn health and nutrition. (Updated in 2019)

(Updated in 2019)

Sources:

  • Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications in pregnancy or childbirth – the majority of these deaths are preventable (UNFPA)
  • 2.6 Million: The number of stillbirths that occur annually – 98% of them in developing countries (The Lancet, 2016)
  • Globally, maternal mortality is one of the leading causes of death among adolescent girls ages 15 to 19 (WHO, 2018)
  • The odds of maternal death are doubled in mothers with iron deficiency (The Lancet, 2018)
  • If all girls and women had access to modern contraception and the full range of maternal and newborn health services, maternal death would drop roughly 73% and newborn deaths would be reduced by about 80% (Guttmacher Institute, 2017)
  • Every dollar spent on scaling up nutrition interventions for pregnant women and children yields $16 in returns (Global Nutrition Report, 2016)