Stronger Markets, Increased Access to Essential Maternal Health Supplies: Advocacy Recommendations for Bangladesh

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Abstract

In the last 15 years, global efforts have nearly halved maternal mortality worldwide. Bangladesh has contributed to these improvements; it is heralded as one of a handful of countries that have dramatically cut maternal mortality rates under the Millennium Development Goals.

Despite this progress, however, Bangladesh still has the tenth-highest burden of maternal mortality in the world. Additional efforts are urgently needed. This advocacy paper outlines actions that advocates and decision-makers in Bangladesh can take to increase access to lifesaving maternal health products to save mothers’ lives.