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Summary of Week 1

We have now reached the end of Week 1. By now you should have a clearer understanding of the state of the world’s maternal health and health care.

Next week we will look at quality and content of care. We will explore what quality maternal health care is, and how it relates to evidence-based and respectful care. We will then go on to examine impacts of poor quality maternal health care and how it leads to extremes of “too much, too soon” and “too little, too late”.

Next week’s activities are available to view now, but if you decide to review them early you may want to return to the comments and discussions while the week is live to see the perspectives of other learners and to offer your own.

At the end of each week we collate the key thoughts, themes, and any questions from your conversations in a summary document added to the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

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The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research and Evidence

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