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Date:  6/7/2016 
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Paragraphs: - Paragraphs VII Summit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Date:  11/29/2010 
Health:
Between 1990 and 2007, the rate of maternal mortality in Brazil dropped by nearly 50 percent. Progress was also made with respect to Brazil’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR), which fell from 140 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 75 deaths in 2007. According to the Ministry of Health, rates for deliveries attended by qualified health professionals, prenatal checkups for pregnant women, and use of contraceptives have all increased since 2006. The prenatal care coverage of the Unified Health System (SUS) increased 1904 percent between 1994 and 2009. Despite the promising statistics concerning the reduction in maternal mortality, the pertinent MDG target of a 75% drop in MMR remains a significant challenge. Some problems continue to persist, such as disparities among regions, inasmuch as the North and Northeast have higher indices than the South, Southeast and Central-West regions. For example, in 2008 the Northeast Region reported 543 maternal deaths, while only 189 such deaths were reported in the South Region. In response to this disparity, the Brazilian government launched the “Pact for the Reduction of Infant Mortality.” The federal government is committed to accelerating its efforts to reduce disparities in the Brazilian Northeast and Legal Amazon. Accordingly, the Pact proposes a minimum 5 percent annual reduction in infant mortality (children under 1 year of age), especially newborns (from birth to 27 days), in both 2009 and 2010. The Pact’s activities will be concentrated in 250 cities, and cover 154 priority municipalities in eight states of the Northeast Region—Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe—and 96 priority municipalities in nine states of the Legal Amazon—Amapá, Acre, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Roraima, Rondônia, and Tocantins. In 2009, the Pact provides investment of R$110 million for activities to reduce infant mortality in the Northeast Region and the Legal Amazon.
Paragraphs: 27 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

Date:  11/29/2010 
Health:
Between 1990 and 2007, the rate of maternal mortality in Brazil dropped by nearly 50 percent. Progress was also made with respect to Brazil’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR), which fell from 140 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 75 deaths in 2007. According to the Ministry of Health, rates for deliveries attended by qualified health professionals, prenatal checkups for pregnant women, and use of contraceptives have all increased since 2006. The prenatal care coverage of the Unified Health System (SUS) increased 1904 percent between 1994 and 2009. Despite the promising statistics concerning the reduction in maternal mortality, the pertinent MDG target of a 75% drop in MMR remains a significant challenge. Some problems continue to persist, such as disparities among regions, inasmuch as the North and Northeast have higher indices than the South, Southeast and Central-West regions. For example, in 2008 the Northeast Region reported 543 maternal deaths, while only 189 such deaths were reported in the South Region. In response to this disparity, the Brazilian government launched the “Pact for the Reduction of Infant Mortality.” The federal government is committed to accelerating its efforts to reduce disparities in the Brazilian Northeast and Legal Amazon. Accordingly, the Pact proposes a minimum 5 percent annual reduction in infant mortality (children under 1 year of age), especially newborns (from birth to 27 days), in both 2009 and 2010. The Pact’s activities will be concentrated in 250 cities, and cover 154 priority municipalities in eight states of the Northeast Region—Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe—and 96 priority municipalities in nine states of the Legal Amazon—Amapá, Acre, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Roraima, Rondônia, and Tocantins. In 2009, the Pact provides investment of R$110 million for activities to reduce infant mortality in the Northeast Region and the Legal Amazon.
Paragraphs: 28 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

Date:  11/29/2010 
Health:
Between 1990 and 2007, the rate of maternal mortality in Brazil dropped by nearly 50 percent. Progress was also made with respect to Brazil’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR), which fell from 140 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 75 deaths in 2007. According to the Ministry of Health, rates for deliveries attended by qualified health professionals, prenatal checkups for pregnant women, and use of contraceptives have all increased since 2006. The prenatal care coverage of the Unified Health System (SUS) increased 1904 percent between 1994 and 2009. Despite the promising statistics concerning the reduction in maternal mortality, the pertinent MDG target of a 75% drop in MMR remains a significant challenge. Some problems continue to persist, such as disparities among regions, inasmuch as the North and Northeast have higher indices than the South, Southeast and Central-West regions. For example, in 2008 the Northeast Region reported 543 maternal deaths, while only 189 such deaths were reported in the South Region. In response to this disparity, the Brazilian government launched the “Pact for the Reduction of Infant Mortality.” The federal government is committed to accelerating its efforts to reduce disparities in the Brazilian Northeast and Legal Amazon. Accordingly, the Pact proposes a minimum 5 percent annual reduction in infant mortality (children under 1 year of age), especially newborns (from birth to 27 days), in both 2009 and 2010. The Pact’s activities will be concentrated in 250 cities, and cover 154 priority municipalities in eight states of the Northeast Region—Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe—and 96 priority municipalities in nine states of the Legal Amazon—Amapá, Acre, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Roraima, Rondônia, and Tocantins. In 2009, the Pact provides investment of R$110 million for activities to reduce infant mortality in the Northeast Region and the Legal Amazon.
Paragraphs: 29 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

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