A new book out this month, co-edited by our colleague Julia Hussein from the University of Aberdeen, provides global context and an analysis of interventions for improving maternal and perinatal health.
Maternal and Perinatal Health in Developing Countries includes a chapter by our very own Ana Langer and should be of interest to a wide range of maternal health actors:
The promotion of maternal health and mortality reduction is of worldwide importance, and constitutes a vital part of the UN Millennium Development Goals. The highest maternal mortality rates are in developing countries, where global and regional initiatives are needed to improve the systems and practices involved in maternal care and medical access. Taking a practical policy approach, this book covers the background and concepts underlying efforts to improve maternal and perinatal mortality, the current global situation and problems that prevent progress. It includes case studies and examples of successful strategies, recommends good practices, and provides a critical analysis of knowledge gaps to inform areas for future research.
For more information about the book, click here.