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Statistically, maternal mortality contributes to only 2.3 per cent of the total mortality. Still births make up 6.7 per cent of total mortality. There are also causes of mortality that are related to poor health including malnutrition. Over half of expectant women deliver at home and not at health facilities and as such may not be attended by skilled personnel or have access to Emergency Obstetrics Care (EmOC). Most recent DHS (DHS 2010) data show that maternal mortality situation has improved somewhat from a deteriorating trend observed in the mid 2000s in Tanzania.