Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2010

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The estimates on maternal mortality presented in this report are the sixth in a series of exercises by the United Nations agencies. For the second time, the Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group (MMEIG), comprising the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Population Division, and The World Bank, together with a team at the University of California at Berkeley, United States of America have been working together to generate internationally comparable MMR estimates. A technical advisory group (TAG) provides independent technical advice to MMEIG. Based on the achievement from the last round, newly available data collected by MMEIG and obtained during country consultation were incorporated, and trend estimates from 1990 to 2010 were generated.