Intrapartum-Related Deaths: Evidence for Action

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 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?


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