Maternal health in poor countries: the broader context and a call for action

  title={Maternal health in poor countries: the broader context and a call for action},
  author={V. Filippi and C. Ronsmans and O. Campbell and W. Graham and D. Osrin},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • V. Filippi, C. Ronsmans, +2 authors D. Osrin
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • In this paper, we take a broad perspective on maternal health and place it in its wider context. We draw attention to the economic and social vulnerability of pregnant women, and stress the importance of concomitant broader strategies, including poverty reduction and women's empowerment. We also consider outcomes beyond mortality, in particular, near-misses and long-term sequelae, and the implications of the close association between the mother, the fetus, and the child. We make links to a… CONTINUE READING
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