Maternal Health Pregnancy and Childbirth

One of the reasons why there has been much progress

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Unformatted text preview: k of maternal death: Probability of dying from a maternal cause during a woman’s reproductive lifespan. Global numbers: SSA and south asia account for 87% of maternal deaths 11 countries account for 65% of all these deaths: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, DRC, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan, and Tanzania This is because they have large populations (more women, so more deaths likely) Sources of data: Vital registration: birth and death statistics Census data Sibling history/sisterhood method Survey, DHS by USAID, comprehensive and collect data on large number of diseases Have you had any sisters die from childbirth, etc? Verbal autopsy – RAMOS (Reproductive Age Mortality Survey) Have a death and you go back and ask details relating to the death to ascertain if it was due to maternal death or not. Take home message: when you see statistics, you need to think there is a wide confidence interval around this number. One of the reasons why there has been much progress against child health rates but not ma...
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