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Learning from historical decline: Sweden and Sri Lanka

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In this step Claudia Hanson discusses trends in maternal mortality from Sweden and Sri Lanka.

Although from two different income levels, both countries were able to rapidly reduce their maternal mortality within a short time frame. In this presentation she explores lessons learned from the Swedish midwives, and how simple hygiene practices such as hand washing helped improve the mortality rate.

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Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action

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