Verbal Autopsy of Maternal Deaths in Two Districts of Pakistan—Filling Information Gaps

@inproceedings{Jafarey2009VerbalAO,
  title={Verbal Autopsy of Maternal Deaths in Two Districts of Pakistan—Filling Information Gaps},
  author={Sadiqua N. Jafarey and Talat Rizvi and Marjorie Koblinsky and Nazo Kureshy},
  booktitle={Journal of health, population, and nutrition},
  year={2009}
}
In Pakistan, the vital registration system is weak, and population-based data on the maternal mortality ratio are limited. This study was carried out to collect information on maternal deaths from different existing sources during the current year-2007 (prospective) and the past two years--2005 and 2006-(retrospective), identify gaps in information, and critically analyze maternal deaths at the community and health-facility levels in two districts in Pakistan. The verbal autopsy questionnaire… CONTINUE READING

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