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Maternal near miss--towards a standard tool for monitoring quality of maternal health care.
Maternal mortality is still among the worst performing health indicators in resource-poor settings. For deaths occurring in health facilities, it is crucial to understand the processes of obstetricExpand
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Stillbirths: Where? When? Why? How to make the data count?
Despite increasing attention and investment for maternal, neonatal, and child health, stillbirths remain invisible-not counted in the Millennium Development Goals, nor tracked by the UN, nor in theExpand
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Two million intrapartum‐related stillbirths and neonatal deaths: Where, why, and what can be done?
Intrapartum‐related neonatal deaths (“birth asphyxia”) are a leading cause of child mortality globally, outnumbering deaths from malaria. Reduction is crucial to meeting the fourth MillenniumExpand
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Decline in the prevalence of neural tube defects following folic acid fortification and its cost-benefit in South Africa.
BACKGROUND In October 2003 South Africa embarked on a program of folic acid fortification of staple foods. We measured the change in prevalence of NTDs before and after fortification and assessed theExpand
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Saving the lives of South Africa's mothers, babies, and children: can the health system deliver?
South Africa is one of only 12 countries in which mortality rates for children have increased since the baseline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 1990. Continuing poverty and theExpand
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WHO systematic review of maternal morbidity and mortality: the prevalence of severe acute maternal morbidity (near miss)
AimTo determine the prevalence of severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) worldwide (near miss).MethodSystematic review of all available data. The methodology followed a pre-defined protocol, anExpand
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Near misses: a useful adjunct to maternal death enquiries.
In developed countries where maternal death is rare, the factors surrounding the death are often peculiar to the event and are not generalizable, making analysis of maternal deaths less useful. NearExpand
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Perinatal mortality audit: Counting, accountability, and overcoming challenges in scaling up in low‐ and middle‐income countries
In high‐income countries, national mortality audits are associated with improved quality of care, but there has been no previous systematic review of perinatal audit in low‐ and middle‐incomeExpand
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Severe acute maternal morbidity and mortality in the Pretoria Academic Complex: changing patterns over 4 years.
OBJECTIVE To compare the severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) and maternal mortality in the Pretoria Academic Complex for the year 2000 and the years 1997-1999. STUDY DESIGN SAMM and maternalExpand
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