Researchers at IHME, working in collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland, gathered vital registration data, censuses, surveys, and other sources to create datasets that were more than twice as large as those available for previous studies on maternal and child mortality. Their findings show surprising progress in reducing maternal and child deaths worldwide, especially in countries where declines in mortality have been difficult to achieve.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Building Momentum: Global Progress Toward Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality. Seattle, WA: IHME, 2010.