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13th Oct 2016

Midwives voices, midwives realities. Findings from a global consultation on providing quality midwifery care

This report collates findings from two multilingual workshops and a global online survey. It highlights the challenges faced by midwives globally and puts forward their recommendations for overcoming these barriers in order to help them provide quality care to women and newborns.
16th Aug 2016

Making Every Baby Count: Audit and review of stillbirths and neonatal deaths

This publication by the World Health Organization (WHO) gives guidance on conducting a mortality audit system to investigate the modifiable factors in perinatal deaths and prevent similar causes of events. This guide is intended to be used at various levels of a health system, from a small programme in a health facility to a national system.
16th Aug 2016

The WHO application of ICD-10 to deaths during the perinatal period: ICD-PM

The ICD-PM helps health providers and others to standardise the classification of the causes and timing of deaths for babies that are stillborn or die within the first seven days after birth (the ‘perinatal period’). It also allows perinatal deaths to be linked to maternal ill health. It is recommended to be used by all countries across the world for comparable data of perinatal deaths.
15th Aug 2016

Time to respond: a report on the global implementation of maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR)

This report describes the global status of implementation of maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR). It presents findings from the 2015 global survey of national MDSR systems, which was conducted by the World Health Organization in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
20th Sep 2016

Lancet Maternal Health Series Evidence Blast

The Lancet’s Maternal Health Series has brought us new evidence giving us the latest picture of the progress made on maternal mortality and maternity services. We want to see more action to end preventable maternal deaths. Use the evidence from the Lancet Series to inform your practice, your advocacy, your policies.