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Happy Mother’s Day? Maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries

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van den Broek, Nynke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8523-2684 (2019) 'Happy Mother’s Day? Maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries'. International Health, Vol 11, Issue 5, pp. 353-357.

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Abstract

At least 800 women die each day during pregnancy or birth and more than 15 000 babies each day are stillborn or die in the first month of life. Almost all of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Many more women and babies are known to suffer morbidity as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. However, reliable estimates of the burden of physical, psychological and social morbidity and comorbidity during and after pregnancy are not available. Although there is no single intervention or ‘magic bullet’ that would reduce mortality and improve health, there are evidence-based care packages which are defined and agreed internationally. A functioning health system with care available and accessible for everyone at all times is required to ensure women and babies survive and thrive

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 309 Women's health
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WQ Obstetrics > Labor > WQ 330 Complications of labor
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihz058
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 11:31
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 11:31
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/12683

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