Bangladesh has made significant progress to reduce maternal mortality in recent years. The Bangladesh Maternal Mortality and Health Care Survey reports that maternal mortality has declined from 322/100,000 live births in 2001 to 194/100,000 live births in 2010 and that Bangladesh is on track to achieve Millennium Development Goal 5..
To accelerate this reduction ,CIPRB has been operating various programmes and trainings by its Centre for Reproductive and Child Health.
Maternal and Perinatal DeathnReview (MPDR)
MPDR is an innovation of CIPRB, which developed a process to maximize maternal and neonatal deaths and still births notification and determine the cause of death. This intervention is now being implemented within the national health system to strengthen the services for reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in Bangladesh.
The Making it Happen (MiH2) Programme
The aim of MiH2 is to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity by ensuring the availability of Emergency Obstetric Care (EOC) and Newborn care at facility level by skilled health professionals by training at least 80% of all EOC health care providers in its programme areas.