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In Latin America and the Caribbean, maternal mortality has stagnated at approximately 190 per 100,000 live births with inter and intra-country disparities.  This occurs in an environment where an average 75%-80% of deliveries are attended by a skilled person implying poor access to or ineffective care (26th Pan American Sanitary Conference, 2002; Regional Interagency Task Force for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality).  Cost-effective interventions for the reduction of the incidence and severity of complications associated with pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period are known.  Research and experience in maternal health for more than a decade have demonstrated this and that the interventions are feasible even in poor countries. Such interventions are a supportive policy environment, basic and comprehensive Essential Obstetric Care (EOC), skilled attendance at birth, improved access to high quality maternal health services, safe motherhood health promotion, the monitoring and evaluation of progress and establishment of multi-sectoral linkages (26th Pan American Sanitary Conference, 2002). 

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Briefly analyze key trends and issues in the country related to three focus areas of the UNFPA Strategic Plan: population and development, reproductive health and rights, and gender equality.

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Briefly analyze key trends and issues in the country related to three focus areas of the UNFPA Strategic Plan: population and development, reproductive health and rights, and gender equality.

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In Latin America and the Caribbean, maternal mortality has stagnated at approximately 190 per 100,000 live births with inter and intra-country disparities.  This occurs in an environment where an average 75%-80% of deliveries are attended by a skilled person implying poor access to or ineffective care (26th Pan American Sanitary Conference, 2002; Regional Interagency Task Force for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality).

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Despite relatively high levels of human development, the countries in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean suffer from inequality, social exclusion, unemployment and growing violence. Joblessness and poverty are contributing to crime, especially among young people.

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The UN System is committed to supporting the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to advance the lives and well-being of all citizens through support to national priorities and goals as outlined in the Medium Term Socio-Economic Development Framework (MTF), the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed commitments and obligations.

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The UN System is committed to supporting the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to advance the lives and well-being of all citizens through support to national priorities and goals as outlined in the Medium Term Socio-Economic Development Framework (MTF), the Millennium Development Goals and other internationally agreed commitments and obligations.

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Despite relatively high levels of human development, the countries in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean suffer from inequality, social exclusion, unemployment and growing violence. Joblessness and poverty are contributing to crime, especially among young people.

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The birth of a child is a special and miraculous event and every man who witnesses it for the first time confesses that it is a life changing experience. Happily, in most parts of the world, men now have the right and the opportunity to participate in the birth of their children. Those men who’ve provided this kind of maternal support often recount their experiences for days to come as they bask in the beauty and wonder of their new born.

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The birth of a child is a special and miraculous event and every man who witnesses it for the first time confesses that it is a life changing experience. Happily, in most parts of the world, men now have the right and the opportunity to participate in the birth of their children.

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