Addressing Critical Knowledge Gaps in Newborn Health

Intrapartum-Related Deaths: Evidence for Action

Intrapartum-Related Deaths: Evidence for Action
By Guest editors: Joy E Lawn, Gary L Darmstadt and Robert L Goldenberg,
2009
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The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
Asphyxia
Articles

Summary

 Each year 60 million of the world's 136 million births occur outside facilities. Yet birth is the time of greatest risk for death - with 904,000 intrapartum-related neonatal deaths, 1.02 million intrapartum stillbirths, and a significant proportion of the world's 535,900 maternal deaths.

This supplement presents a systematic review of evidence for action to reduce intrapartum-related deaths.

Contents: Volume 107, Supplement 1, (2009) 

Editorial: Reducing intrapartum stillbirths and intrapartum-related neonatal deaths

Paper 1: Two million intrapartum-related stillbirths and neonatal deaths: Where, why, and what can be done?

Paper 2: Obstetric care in low-resource settings: What, who, and how to overcome challenges to scale up?

Paper 3: Neonatal resuscitation in low-resource settings: What, who, and how to overcome challenges to scale up?

Paper 4: Linking families and facilities for care at birth: What works to avert intrapartum-related deaths?

Paper 5: 60 million non-facility births: Who can deliver in community settings to reduce intrapartum-related deaths?

Paper 6: Perinatal mortality audit: Counting, accountability, and overcoming challenges in scaling up in low- and middle-income countries

Paper 7: Reducing intrapartum-related deaths and disability: Can the health system deliver?