Dear Vikash, Thanks for circulating this document on our e-group. You deserve appreciation for keeping the group alive. However, I do not agree on theMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 13, 2012View SourceDear Vikash,Thanks for circulating this document on our e-group. You deserve appreciation for keeping the group alive.However, I do not agree on the statement 'Great achievement considering the Special SRS bulletein on MMR published in 2011 estimated MMR in india to be 212' because- First, the MMR of 200 is based on the previous SRS reported figures and uses some mathematical modelling to extend it till the next report at national level is available. We should not try to interpret it so much and wait for the next special bulletin from SRS for 2010-12 which will be available in 2013.- Second, the figure of 212 is for year 2007-2009. We can consider it for the mid-point 2008. A decline of 12 points in MMR in 2 years is not so great.- Third, India should be compared with other emerging economies (viz. BRICS nations) and it fairs very poor when compared with Brazil, China or Russia.Best regards,SubodhOn Sat, May 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM, Vikash Keshri <vicksy02@...> wrote:
The recent estimated trend of maternal mortality 1990- 2010 published jointly by WHO, UNFPA and World Bank is the first document where Maternal Mortality of India is estiamted to be 200. Great achievement considering the Special SRS bulletein on MMR published in 2011 estimated MMR in india to be 212.
Also closely following the trend provides the strength that India can still achieve MDG 5 by 2015. But as the fact is for achieving any goal the resistance near the target is strongest.
I see role of enhanced role of Public Health here.
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Please find attached recent UNFPA publications on Trends of Maternal Mortality 1990 to 2010.
Dr. Vikash R. Keshri
Dr. Sushila Nayar School of Public Health
Department of Community Medicine
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
Sewagram, Wardha (M.S.) - 442102
Our Lives begins to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.--
Dr. Subodh S Gupta,
Professor (Social Pediatrics)Dr. Sushila Nayar School of Public Health(incorporating the Department of Community Medicine)
MGIMS, SewagramWardha - 442102Maharashtra