Prospective assessment of mortality among a cohort of pregnant women in rural Malawi.

@article{McDermott1996ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective assessment of mortality among a cohort of pregnant women in rural Malawi.},
  author={Jeanne M. McDermott and Lawrence Slutsker and Richard W. Steketee and Jack J Wirima and Joel G. Breman and David L. Heymann},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1996},
  volume={55 1 Suppl},
  pages={66-70}
}
Maternal mortality has recently received attention as a neglected public health problem in many developing countries where mortality rates are estimated to be 8-200 times those in developed countries. Most maternal mortality estimates in sub-Saharan Africa have used retrospective methods because of the lack of large population-based studies. The Mangochi Malaria Research Project, a trial of antimalarial chemoprophylaxis in pregnant women, provided an opportunity to examine prospectively… CONTINUE READING