In recognition of the growing need for global action to improve the quality of PPH care, the World Health Organization (WHO) worked together with several stakeholders to develop this Roadmap, outlining global-level research, normative, implementation, and advocacy goals, activities, and milestones from 2023 to 2030, to address key PPH priorities and fast-track progress towards the SDG 3.1 target. This Roadmap establishes an innovative, solution-driven, and customised strategic framework that centres PPH high-burden country maternal health goals and priorities, and points investments into critical areas of health systems, with special emphasis on LMICs.


  • The Roadmap outlines the key priorities and strategies to combat PPH burden and associated adverse outcomes as agreed by the stakeholders at the 2023 Global PPH Summit, structured around four interlinked strategic areas (research, norms and standards, implementation, and advocacy) that are necessary to catalyse efforts and fast-track attainment of country goals to avert maternal death.
  • Under each strategic area, the Roadmap describes activities and put forward specific actions and deliverables for the period 2023 to 2030.
  • Implementation of the Roadmap and progress toward key milestones will be monitored through a common measurement platform, to be developed as one of the initial milestones in the Roadmap.
  • Planned dissemination activities include translation into all six official UN languages and publication in peer-reviewed journal articles.

How to Use

Successful implementation of this Roadmap will require concerted and coordinated efforts from all stakeholders. WHO will serve as an initial catalyst for key activities in the short-term, including through helping to establish structure for global leadership and governance around the Roadmap. WHO will also work closely with Ministries of Health, relevant national agencies, and national professional associations to develop normative materials that are adapted for local contexts to kick-start implementation. However, longer-term actions will require commitments from additional stakeholder groups.