The United States’ Global Role
by Phillip Nieburg
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), October 2012
Over the last 25 years, some countries, including some that are resource poor, have made striking progress in reducing maternal mortality, but many others still lag behind and are unlikely to achieve the country-specific 2015 women’s health targets established in 2000 under the Millennium Development Goals. In response to this ongoing tragedy, the United States has recently begun taking an increasingly visible role in global efforts to reduce maternal mortality, seeking to create new governmental and public-private partnerships toward that end.