Commitment title:

Commitment Category 3: Universal Health Coverage - Zero preventable maternal deaths

Commitment description:


According to the Cook Islands National Health Strategic Plan (2018 – 2021) and the latest health statistics we continue to maintain zero maternal mortality ratio by;

  • Supporting and strengthening safe motherhood initiatives and Programs.
  • Strengthening Family Planning awareness.
  • Supporting and strengthening cancer screening and prevention Programs especially PAP smear and breast examination / screening.
  • Strengthening and supporting maternal and reproductive health services.


Measure: We commit to continuing to ensure zero preventable maternal deaths as contained in SDG target 3.7 and SDG target 5.6. 

Modes of engagement:
  • Policy and guidance
    Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Plan
  • Programmatic action
    Cook Islands National Health Strategy
Commitment to be actioned in: Cook Islands
Submitted from: Cook Islands
Submitted by
Government of the Cook Islands
Thematic area
Achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health as a part of universal health coverage (UHC)
Commitment category

(3) Zero preventable maternal deaths and maternal morbidities, such as obstetric fistulas, by, inter alia, integrating a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health interventions, including access to safe abortion to the full extent of the law, measures for preventing and avoiding unsafe abortions, and for the provision of post-abortion care, into national UHC strategies, policies and programmes, and to protect and ensure all individuals’ right to bodily integrity, autonomy and reproductive rights, and to provide access to essential services in support of these rights.