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Calling All Technical Experts in Maternal Health Measurement: Share Your Input by 31 March

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 31 March 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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Strengthening Health System Governance for Improved Quality of Maternal Health Care in Nigeria

Using an adapted version of the World Health Organization governance actions, the Partnership for Transforming the Health System II Project illustrates the role of governance in improving the quality of maternal care by increasing access to skilled birth attendants who can provide active management of the third stage of labor in Nigeria...read more

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Are We Measuring Correctly? A Way Forward for Improving Maternal and Newborn Health Surveillance in Pakistan

Pakistan is among the ten countries that comprised 58% of the global maternal deaths reported in 2013. Many births and deaths are not registered, and information on the cause of death is often unknown. As a result, maternal mortality estimates for Pakistan are likely underestimated...read more

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