2013 Botswana MDGs Acceleration Compact
This MDG Acceleration Compact (also called MAF Action Plan)to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality will enable Botswana to achieve our commitment by 2015. It is one of the follow-up actions to the Botswana Millennium Development Report of 2010.
The Government of Botswana decided to accelerate its efforts with a focus on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were either at risk of reversal, or were lagging behind, such as maternal mortality. Maternal mortality leads to a loss in potential national productivity with spillover effects on newborn mortality rates and child development, and thus on the development of the nation. It must therefore be addressed from a development approach and not treated as merely a medical issue.
- 189 women die due to pregnancy-related causes for every 100
- 000 live births.