The International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics recently published an open access supplement exploring critical issues in maternal morbidity, the culmination of the multi-year undertaking led by the World Health Organization Maternal Morbidity Working Group. This special issue contains a new measurement framework, a systematic review of systematic reviews on the frequency of maternal morbidity and other key and emerging topics…read more
The report sets out the status of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, and on health systems and social and environmental determinants. Regional dashboards on 16 key indicators highlight where progress is being made or lagging.
While the number of deaths from malaria has declined around the world, malaria in pregnancy (MiP) continues to pose substantial health risks to pregnant women and newborns. MiP is a large contributor of global maternal deaths, and in sub-Saharan Africa, malaria infection in pregnancy accounts for approximately one in five stillbirths and one in ten newborn deaths. MiP can lead to other complications including anemia, prematurity and low birthweight…read more