Antecedents of Maternal Mortality in Well- and Under-Resourced Countries: a case of United Kingdom and Bhutan

Authors

  • Choni Wangmo Community Health Department, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47811/bhj.137

Abstract

Despite 88.4% reduction in maternal mortality between 1984 and 2017, Bhutan remains 70 years behind the United Kingdom. Due to difference in resource availability, disparity in access to specialized care and high-end investigations are expected. Fortunately, the variations in Routine Perinatal Care (RPC) are adjustable. Therefore, instead of complete reliance on existing long-term policy-level strategies, initiating a robust maternal mortality reviews and report dissemination; tied with a well-formulated quality metrics for RPC may contribute significantly towards achievement of SDG target 3.1: to reduce global Maternal Mortality Ratio to less than 70 per 100000 live births by 2030.

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Published

2022-05-31

How to Cite

Wangmo, C. (2022). Antecedents of Maternal Mortality in Well- and Under-Resourced Countries: a case of United Kingdom and Bhutan. Bhutan Health Journal, 8(1), 40–44. https://doi.org/10.47811/bhj.137