Indicators Target 6: Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
Maternal Mortality Ratio (WHO)
Proportion of Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel (UNICEF)
5.1 Promote reproductive and sexual health education in rural and urban areas through formal curricula and
5.2 Encourage peer-to-peer education on sexual health and community-based condom distribution for youth by
5.3 Fund the expansion of existing or establishment of new youth-led, non-formal community education to
raise awareness about negative consequences of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy.
5.4 Provide opportunities for youth to speak about their culture, and encourage their voices to be a part of
5.5 Fund and support youth-led media and awareness campaigns about scientific implications of some cultural
5.6 Support the involvement of young men in preventing gender-based violence through their participation and
leadership in trainings and awareness programs.
MDG-Plus: a case study of Thailand ; the government spend much money on healthcare
Part of a series to share good practices from countries successfully promoting and advancing the MDGs, this case is intended to help UNDP Country Offices, national governments and their partners to determine whether adapting the MDG targets to local contexts could advance the MDGs in their countries, and if so, how the Thailand experience can be applied elsewhere.
Millennium Project Report: Who’s got the power? Transforming health systems for women and children
Raise awareness of women and girl for everything about maternal health, medic and psychological information
: The mortality of mother in giving birth or while the pregnancy time can reduce by giving an early information and knowledge about everything related to the maternal health. People without information about maternal health can be result in lack of the nutrition during pregnancy, giving birth without attended by skilled health personnel and as the results are the increasing of child mortality and we lose the generation. Raising their awareness from early time will help them cope with their children and raise their children in more proper way.
Giving information to families and each of its’ members about maternal health and giving birth.
: Maternal health and giving birth are not only issues for women, but also for everyone in the families so they can make everything easier to the mother while pregnancy and giving birth and also raised their children. It is especially focused to the fathers to aware them that maternal health is an important thing to be considered and everything related to the process of giving birth and raising children are also their responsibilities.
Raise awareness of society about maternal health and giving birth.
: the society need to know what are things important in the maternal issues so it will be more positive toward women.
Provide proper facilities in local communities to increase maternal health and in giving birth (good infrastructure, good service, friendly, and cheap)
: Since the good facilities are commonly very expensive, it is really important to make a cooperation with other organizations in charge in making the cheap good hospital for mom and kids, so the facilities can cover everyone and reduce the mortality of mother and children in the process of giving birth, include pre-natal, perinatal, post-natal.
Establish cooperation between citizens with government’s health department and government or private hospitals and also with NGOs
Promote awareness about maternal health for women and teenagers
Campaign for births attended by skilled health personnel
Succeed programs on maternal health
Train society to contribute in maternal health keeping
Provide facilities for keeping maternal health in local communities
My/Our Next Step
Form a community with people who concerned in maternal health issue. Including the professionals of healthcare, psychologist, social worker, etc.
Gathering information about maternal health and keep updating
Identify the problem of each country and actions that already made before
Collected up the data of organizations/institutions/etc, which concerned to maternal health and the contact person.
Build a good cooperation with government and other organizations in charge
Cooperate with local or village organizations especially women organizations as much as possible
Involved in local communities’ programs related to the issue of maternal health
Plan programs and set specific goals
Find supports for funding, initiating, succeeding program. Including financial, medical, etc.
Evaluate and keep the continuity of the programs
1. Promote awareness about maternal health
Making a cooperation with women society organization
Cooperation with health organization both with government and non-government
Socializing how important the maternal health to the society
Train pregnant women about all aspects of giving birth
Established the exhibition day for maternal health
2. Campaign for births attended by skilled health personnel
Gathering information about maternal health and the data about mother mortality in giving birth
Cooperation with professional health organizations
Cooperation with women society organizations
3. Succeeding the programs on maternal health
Gathering information about programs on maternal health hold by other organizations both government and non-government organizations
Cooperation with the organizations
Informing the society about the programs
4. Train society to contribute in maternal health keeping
Cooperation with companies/organizations/institutions/etc who occupied women, so they can contribute in keeping the maternal health
Train other members of the family in keeping the maternal health
5. Provide facilities for keeping maternal health in local society
Cooperation with local community
Cooperation with local government
Cooperation with professional health organizations
Cooperation with social service community