From invisibility to visibility: Global initiatives make progress in incorporating stillbirths into their publications

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Paula Quigley In 2016, The Lancet’s Ending preventable stillbirth series presented a call to action to end preventable stillbirths by 2030. One simple action was for global partners to appropriately integrate stillbirths in women’s and children’s health initiatives, action...

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Community health volunteers in Zambia show the way to improve survival of mothers and babies

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Paula Quigley Pregnant women in rural communities across Africa face enormous challenges in accessing appropriate health care. Often there are few healthcare providers available locally with the appropriate skills needed for managing complications that may arise during the pregnancy...

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Global bereavement care- towards consensus

Stillbirths occur too often, with an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths worldwide in 2015, leaving a lasting and a profound impact on women, families, communities, and healthcare workers.   Sadly, however, the care received by women and their families at this time is often deficient and inconsistent. Recognising this, the 2016 Lancet...

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Preventing stillbirths with stronger Perinatal Death Review

A post from the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirths series by Sara Nam More mothers are attending health facilities to deliver their babies, yet 2.6 million babies are stillborn every year, more than a third (42%) of those in Sub-Saharan Africa. What approaches can we apply to prevent stillbirths? Pregnancy...

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2.6 million Reasons to invest in stillbirth estimates

This piece was originally published on MamaYe. 2.6 million babies worldwide are stillborn each year. The majority of these deaths are preventable. Reducing stillbirths presents a solid case for economic investment with as much as a 10 to 25 times return on investment in economic and social benefits. Yet this...

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