The Maternal Health Thematic Fund supports countries with high maternal mortality to accelerate progress in reducing the number of women who die giving birth and in reducing associated morbidity. Its evidence-based business plan focuses on: emergency obstetric and newborn care; human resources for health, particularly through the Midwifery Programme; and the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula, leading the Global Campaign to End Fistula.
Together with the Global Programme on Reproductive Health Commodity Security, the MHTH also fosters HIV integration and supports synergistically specific areas of family planning in some countries. Supplementing UNFPA’s core funds, the MHTF has mobilized $100 million since its inception in 2008 and currently provides strategic support to 43 countries. The many achievements featured in this report demonstrate the importance of strong political commitment, adequate investments and enduring partnerships.