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WHO analysis of causes of maternal death: a systematic review
BACKGROUND The reduction of maternal deaths is a key international development goal. Evidence-based health policies and programmes aiming to reduce maternal deaths need reliable and validExpand
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Global causes of maternal death: a WHO systematic analysis.
BACKGROUND Data for the causes of maternal deaths are needed to inform policies to improve maternal health. We developed and analysed global, regional, and subregional estimates of the causes ofExpand
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The Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth in Health Facilities Globally: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review
Background Despite growing recognition of neglectful, abusive, and disrespectful treatment of women during childbirth in health facilities, there is no consensus at a global level on how theseExpand
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The Increasing Trend in Caesarean Section Rates: Global, Regional and National Estimates: 1990-2014
Background Caesarean section (CS) rates continue to evoke worldwide concern because of their steady increase, lack of consensus on the appropriate CS rate and the associated additional short- andExpand
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Sexual and reproductive health: a matter of life and death
Despite the call for universal access to reproductive health at the 4th International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, sexual and reproductive health was omitted from theExpand
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Facilitators and barriers to facility-based delivery in low- and middle-income countries: a qualitative evidence synthesis
High-quality obstetric delivery in a health facility reduces maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. This systematic review synthesizes qualitative evidence related to the facilitators andExpand
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Method of delivery and pregnancy outcomes in Asia: the WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health 2007–08
BACKGROUND There has been concern about rising rates of caesarean section worldwide. This Article reports the third phase of the WHO global survey, which aimed to estimate the rate of differentExpand
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Caesarean section without medical indications is associated with an increased risk of adverse short-term maternal outcomes: the 2004-2008 WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health
BackgroundThere is worldwide debate about the appropriateness of caesarean sections performed without medical indications. In this analysis, we aim to further investigate the relationship betweenExpand
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Quality of care for pregnant women and newborns—the WHO vision
In 2015, as we review progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), despite significant progress in reduction of mortality, we still have unacceptably high numbers of maternal and newbornExpand
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Use of the Robson classification to assess caesarean section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys.
BACKGROUND Rates of caesarean section surgery are rising worldwide, but the determinants of this increase, especially in low-income and middle-income countries, are controversial. In this study, weExpand
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