The Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) at the World Health Organization (WHO) seeks expert insight into two key areas: defining maternal death and clarifying skilled attendant at birth. Please read and share the following requests from RHR:
Request for comments on the revision of definitions of maternal deaths
The identification of deaths during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period is a critical prerequisite for measurement of maternal mortality. However, in practice, the documentation and certification of maternal deaths and the accurate attribution of the cause of death has been an ongoing challenge.
WHO/RHR invites comments on the utility and clarity of the proposed definitions of maternal deaths in the draft paper “Proposed revision of definitions of maternal deaths” from WHO Member States and other stakeholders.
Request for comments on the draft statement and background paper on skilled attendant at birth
The critical progress indicator, explicitly adopted by the Sustainable Development Goal and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, 2016-2030 agendas is the “percentage of births delivered by skilled attendant at birth.”
WHO/RHR invites comments on the draft statement and the background paper related to the draft statement.