What will it take to eliminate preventable maternal deaths?

  title={What will it take to eliminate preventable maternal deaths?},
  author={Kate Gilmore and Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus},
  journal={The Lancet},

Levels and Causes of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

This chapter addresses the extent and nature of maternal mortality and morbidity and serves as a backdrop to subsequent chapters on obstetric interventions in LICs.

Chapter 3 . Levels and Causes of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

The chapter introduces what is known about the determinants of these risks as well as broader reproductive rights and inter-sectorial approaches and the acceleration of maternal deaths reduction will require improving quality of care in referral and primary health care facilities.

Epidemiological profi le of maternal mortality

Objective: To know the epidemiological profi le of maternal mortality in Juiz de Fora, a city in the state of Minas Gerais. Data collection was carried out from April to December 2016. Method:

Epidemiological profile of maternal mortality.

Cesarean section rates are high and prenatal adherence is lower than that expected, which could justify the number of deaths in the period studied.

Towards elimination of maternal deaths: maternal deaths surveillance and response

MDSR systems are not yet established in most countries and have potential added value for policy making and accountability and can build on existing efforts to conduct maternal death reviews, verbal autopsies and confidential enquiries.

Setting up facility‐based maternal death reviews in Nigeria

  • F. AchemCo Agboghoroma
  • Medicine, Political Science
    BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
  • 2014
Recent reports indicate that only a few developing countries including South Africa, Malaysia, Egypt and Jamaica have achieved a comprehensive programme or system of maternal death audit in the form of confidential enquiry into maternal deaths.

Maternal and Perinatal Mortality: A snapshot on the Egyptian situation.

This review aimed at highlighting the situation of maternal and perinatal mortality in Egypt, with special emphasis on one of the common cause of maternal mortality namely postpartum hemorrhage.

Original research article Missed opportunities for family planning: an analysis of pregnancy risk and contraceptive method use among postpartum women in 21 low- and middle-income countries ☆,☆☆

The approach of estimating pregnancy risk by postpartum timing confirms a high probability for pregnancies to be less than optimally spaced within 2 years of a prior birth and suggests that special consideration is needed to effectively reach this population with the right messages and services.

Multivariate Analysis of Maternal Mortality with Implications for Community Participatory Action Learning

It is concluded that policies and programs targeted at mobilizing communities to identify danger signs and activate emergency transport systems and the introduction of creating innovative digital health tools can help providers deliver higher quality services more effectively.



Maternal death surveillance and response.

A maternal death surveillance and response system that includes maternal death identification, reporting, review and response can provide the essential information to stimulate and guide actions to prevent future maternal deaths and improve the measurement of maternal mortality.

Levels and trends of contraceptive prevalence and estimate of unmet need for family planning in Rwanda: Further analysis of the Rwanda Demographic and Health Surveys, 2000–2007/08

The level of unmet need for family planning among women currently in union in Rwanda in 2007-08 has dropped most likely due to an increase in the use of contraception particularly for the purpose of limiting births.

Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2010. WHO UNICEF UNFPA and the World Bank estimates.

Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. It has been a challenge to assess the extent of progress due

Adding it up: Costs and benefits of contraceptive services. Estimates for 2012.

The proportion of married women using modern contraceptives in the developing world as a whole barely changed between 2008 and 2012 and larger-than-average increases were seen in Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia but there was no increase in Western Africa and Middle Africa.