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15th Sep 2016

The scale, scope, coverage, and capability of childbirth care

This is the third paper in a Lancet Series of six papers about maternal health. It focuses on health care during childbirth, comparing different models of care across low- and middle-income countries. It argues that we need to focus on birth locations and capacity; staff skills; women’s access to routine and emergency care; and referral systems for emergency care.
15th Sep 2016

Drivers of maternity care in high-income countries: can health systems support woman-centred care?

Paper 4 in the Lancet Maternal Series explores the main models used to deliver maternity care in high-income countries. It examines the drivers of these models, looks at case studies from the USA and Sweden, and discusses how the models influence the health of mothers and babies.
15th Sep 2016

Next generation maternal health: external shocks and health-system innovations

Paper five in the maternal health Lancet series discusses external factors that may affect pregnant women, their communities and health facilities over the next 15-20 years. These include social, political, environmental and demographic changes.

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