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The World Health Organization.
TLDR
The data and methods used to produce the Version 2 estimates of burden of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy for the year 2000 are summarized and the long-term sequelae of both preeclampsia or eClampsia are not well evaluated. Expand
Estimates of maternal mortality worldwide between 1990 and 2005: an assessment of available data
TLDR
Although some regions have shown some progress since 1990 in reducing maternal deaths, maternal mortality ratios in sub-Saharan Africa have remained very high, with little evidence of improvement in the past 15 years. Expand
Health information systems: the foundations of public health.
TLDR
The Health Metrics Network, a global collaboration in the making, is intended to help bring solutions to the countries most in need by helping generate, analyse and disseminate sound data. Expand
Global burden of maternal death and disability.
  • C. AbouZahr
  • Medicine
  • British medical bulletin
  • 1 December 2003
TLDR
Initial estimates based on systematic reviews of available information and confined to the five major direct pregnancy-related complications indicate a problem of considerable magnitude. Expand
Maternal mortality in 2000: estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA.
Reduction of maternal mortality has been endorsed as a key development goal by countries and is included in consensus documents emanating from international conferences such as the World Summit forExpand
A scandal of invisibility: making everyone count by counting everyone
TLDR
Now is the time to make the long-term goal of comprehensive civil registration in developing countries the expectation rather than the exception, and the international health community can assist by sharing information and methods to ensure both the quality of vital statistics and cause of death data. Expand
Maternal mortality at the end of a decade: signs of progress?
TLDR
Examination of recent trends in two indicators associated with maternal mortality concludes that whereas there may be grounds for optimism regarding trends in maternal mortality in parts of North Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, the situation in sub-Saharan Africa remains disquieting. Expand
Safe motherhood: a brief history of the global movement 1947-2002.
  • C. AbouZahr
  • Medicine
  • British medical bulletin
  • 1 December 2003
TLDR
Further progress in improving maternal health will require outspoken and determined champions from within the health system and the medical community, particularly the obstetricians and gynaecologists, and from among decision-makers and politicians. Expand
A global assessment of civil registration and vital statistics systems: monitoring data quality and progress
TLDR
Future monitoring of the effects of CRVS strengthening will greatly benefit from application of a metric like the VSPI, which is objective, costless to compute, and able to identify components of the system that make the largest contributions to good or poor performance. Expand
Skilled attendants for pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care.
TLDR
The rationale for ensuring that all pregnant women have access to skilled health care practitioners during pregnancy and childbirth is set out and why increasing access to a skilled attendant is not only based on legitimate demand and clinical common sense, but is also cost-effective and feasible in resource-poor countries. Expand
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