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The EPMM MMR targets include an average global target and supplemental national MMR reductions targets. SDG 3.1 is based on the EPMM average global target. The EPMM targets and strategies are grounded in a human rights approach to maternal and newborn health, and focus on eliminating significant inequities that lead to disparities in access, quality and outcomes of care within and between countries. Concrete political commitments and financial investments by country governments and development partners are necessary to meet the targets and carry out the strategies for EPMM.