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Stillbirth in low- and middle-income countries: Addressing the “silent epidemic”

Aminu, Mamuda ORCID: and van den Broek, Nynke ORCID: (2019) 'Stillbirth in low- and middle-income countries: Addressing the “silent epidemic”'. International Health, Vol 11, Issue 4, pp. 237-239.

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Annually, an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occur worldwide.1 With five deaths every single minute, stillbirth is the fifth leading global cause of death when compared with causes of death in all age categories—outranking diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS, TB, road traffic accidents and any form of cancer.2 The vast majority (98%) of stillbirths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This has also been referred to as the ‘silent epidemic’.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics > Childbirth. Prenatal Care > WQ 175 Prenatal care
WQ Obstetrics > Pregnancy > WQ 200 General works
WQ Obstetrics > Pregnancy Complications > WQ 240 Pregnancy complications (General)
WQ Obstetrics > Labor > WQ 330 Complications of labor
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
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Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 11:54
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 15:11


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