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Nepal Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Study 2008-2009


General Info
Original or alternative title 
MMMS 2008-2009
Nepal (NPL)
Bagmati, Bherī, Central Development Region [Historical], Dhawalāgiri, Eastern Development Region [Historical], Karnālī, Lumbini, Province Number One [Provisional], Province Number Two [Provisional], Setī
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2008 - 04/2009
Data type
  • Verbal autopsy

The Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Study (MMMS) 2008-2009 examines the factors affecting maternal mortality in Nepal. The study took place in the following eight districts, chosen to represent different geographical and developmental regions of the country: Kailali, Rupandehi, Okhaldhunga, Surket, Jumla, Baglung, Rasuwa, and Sunsari. A community surveillance system was implemented in each district, to record maternal deaths and live births, and perform verbal autopsies. Other components of the study included: hospital maternal death review, an emergency obstetric care monitoring system, interviews with women who have had maternal complications in the past two years, assessments of health facilities, and interviews with health providers. 

In 1998, the Ministry of Health conducted a MMMS in three of the above districts.