By 2015 this support will result in 370,000 pregnant women and children receiving nutrition services, 116,000 women giving birth with a skilled attendant
and 229,000 additional women having family planning services.
For instance, the proportion of deliveries at which a skilled attendant
is present and the proportion of women who receive antenatal care from a skilled health worker at least once during their pregnancy represent the delivery of health services to women in the intrapartum and antenatal periods, respectively, and thus indicate efforts to decrease the risk of maternal death among pregnant women.
The proportion of children born under a skilled attendant
and bottle-fed was almost equivalent to those born under unskilled attendant and not bottle-fed.
According to an UNFPA statement, despite progresses in the past decade , two-thirds of women still gave birth at home without a midwife or skilled attendant
, more than half of the women under the age of 20 had no education and maternal mortality was still unacceptably high.
Just 16 percent of the poorest women give birth assisted by a skilled attendant
The most effective way to eliminate these deaths is to ensure that women are in the presence of a skilled attendant
in a suitably equipped health facility for the delivery," reads the appeal, which recommended the use of "new telecommunications and transport strategies" to improve women's access to health facilities.
For improving maternal health, the proportion of births attended by a skilled attendant
is 99 per cent and the antenatal care coverage stands at 100 per cent in the Sultanate.
As for MDG 5, Improving Maternal Health, the proportion of births attended by a skilled attendant
is 99% and the antenatal care coverage stands at 100%.
The single most important intervention for ensuring safe motherhood and the consequent prevention of complications at childbirth is the presence of a skilled attendant
The researchers revealed that 60 percent of the women surveyed expressed an unmet need for modern contraceptives, while nearly 95 percent revealed that they had given birth without the assistance of a skilled attendant
or someone with labour and delivery training.
In parts of Asia, the proportion of women with a skilled attendant
present at delivery rose from 31 to 40% from 1995 to 2005.
The status of mothers was compared in 146 countries based on risk of maternal mortality, percentage of women using modern contraception, skilled attendant
at delivery, female life expectancy, expected number of years of formal schooling for females, ratio of estimated female-to-male income, maternity leave benefits, participation of women in government, under-five mortality rate, percentage of children under age five moderately or severely underweight, school enrolment ratio, ratio of girls and boys enrolled in primary school and percentage of population with access to safe water.