With the help of MNCH2, the state MPDSR steering committee was inaugurated in July 2015 followed by the inauguration of 10 secondary facility level MPDSR committees in September 2015. This effort has improved tracking of maternal death and responses at both service delivery points and at the policy level. The primary goal of MPDSR is to eliminate preventable maternal mortality by obtaining and using information on each maternal death to guide public health actions and monitor their impact. MPDSR expands on ongoing efforts to provide information that can be used to develop programmes and interventions for reducing maternal morbidity and mortality and improving access to and quality of care that women receive during pregnancy, delivery, and the puerperium. MPDSR aims to provide information and data that will lead to evidence-based recommendations for action to reduce maternal mortality.