Maternal mortality: who, when, where, and why

@article{Ronsmans2006MaternalMW,
  title={Maternal mortality: who, when, where, and why},
  author={C. Ronsmans and W. Graham and on behalf of The Lancet Maternal Survival Series stee group},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={368},
  pages={1189-1200}
}
The risk of a woman dying as a result of pregnancy or childbirth during her lifetime is about one in six in the poorest parts of the world compared with about one in 30 000 in Northern Europe. Such a discrepancy poses a huge challenge to meeting the fifth Millennium Development Goal to reduce maternal mortality by 75% between 1990 and 2015. Some developed and transitional countries have managed to reduce their maternal mortality during the past 25 years. Few of these, however, began with the… CONTINUE READING
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Background: Maternal deaths occur universally and are largely avoidable. Postpartum haemorrhage accounts for a disproportionate amount of maternal deaths. There remains a great… Expand
ConditionsPostpartum Hemorrhage
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Pregnancy induces a physiological change of hemostasis to a prothrombotic state : protein S decrease and increase of virtually all the clotting factors, in particular fibrinogen, von… Expand
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