Challenge of Reducing Perinatal Mortality in Rural Congo: Findings of a Prospective, Population-based Study

@inproceedings{Matendo2011ChallengeOR,
  title={Challenge of Reducing Perinatal Mortality in Rural Congo: Findings of a Prospective, Population-based Study},
  author={Richard Matendo and Cyril M. Engmann and John Ditekemena and Justin Gado and Antoinette Kitoto Tshefu and Elizabeth M Mcclure and Janet Moore and Marleen Boelaert and Waldemar A. Carlo and Linda L. Wright and Carl L. Bose},
  booktitle={Journal of health, population, and nutrition},
  year={2011}
}
Each year, an estimated six million perinatal deaths occur worldwide, and 98% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. These estimates are based on surveys in both urban and rural areas, and they may underrepresent the problem in rural areas. This study was conducted to quantify perinatal mortality, to identify the associated risk factors, and to determine the most common causes of early neonatal death in a rural area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Data were… CONTINUE READING
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