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6 million deaths at birth

During the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era and particularly the last decade, the world has witnessed remarkable progress for women’s and children’s health, with maternal and child deaths having been …

When and why do they die?

Knowing when and why maternal deaths occur is key to development of strategies to reduce maternal mortality. The timing of maternal death is therefore critical, and the video considers potential …

Summary of Week 3

In 2013, close to 280,000 women lost their lives in childbirth. Most of these deaths occurred in low-income countries. While we have seen substantial progress in the reduction of the …

How many die or have complications?

The problems of maternal mortality and morbidity are large, but things are getting better. What is the true size of maternal death, and who has the highest risk of dying? …

What do we mean by maternal mortality and morbidity?

In this step Megan Kill discusses the definitions of maternal mortality and morbidity proposed by the International Classification of Diseases and the World Health Organization. These definitions form the basis …

Why did Mrs X die?

The highly regarded animated film ‘Why Did Mrs X Die? Retold’ tells the story of a global, ‘universal’ woman’s journey through childhood, adolescence, pregnancy and delivery and highlights the reasons …

Quality of care: demand side

What about the experience, or demand side of care, including respect, dignity, equity and emotional support? Methods relating to the measurement of satisfaction with care are still in their infancy, …