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Perspectives on Monitoring Progress Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: Highlights from CUGH 2017

Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality Panel at CUGH 2017

Earlier this month, global health experts (and students aspiring to be experts) from around the world gathered for a series of presentations, panels and posters at the 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in Washington, D.C. The panel titled "Perspectives on Monitoring Progress Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: What Measures Matter?" provided an opportunity to discuss the monitoring framework developed to accompany the Strategies toward ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) report released in 2015...read more

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Assessing emergency obstetric and newborn care: Can performance indicators capture health system weaknesses?

Calling All Technical Experts in Maternal Health Measurement: Share Your Input by 30 April

Request for comments on the revision of definitions of maternal deaths

The Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization seeks expert insight into two key areas: defining maternal death and clarifying skilled attendant at birth. Please read and share the full call for comments for more details. Submit comments to maternalestimates@who.int by 30 April 2017...read more

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From the Archives | Effective Antenatal Interventions to Prevent Maternal and Newborn Mortality

Antenatal care (ANC) coverage has expanded over the last fifteen years: The proportion of women in developing countries receiving at least one ANC visit increased from 64% in 1990 to 83% in 2014. While this increase in utilization is a step in the right direction, content and quality of ANC are equally important factors...read more

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