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Resource ID 318
Title Global causes of maternal death: a WHO systematic analysis
Author Dr Lale Say MD a Corresponding AuthorEmail Address, Doris Chou MD a, Alison Gemmill MPH a b, Özge Tunçalp MD a, Ann-Beth Moller MSc a, Jane Daniels PhD c, A Metin Gülmezoglu MD a, Marleen Temmerman MD a, Leontine Alkema PhD d

Interpretation of the results of this systematic analysis:

Between 2003 and 2009, haemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, and sepsis were responsible for more than half of maternal deaths worldwide. More than a quarter of deaths were attributable to indirect causes. These analyses should inform the prioritisation of health policies, programmes, and funding to reduce maternal deaths at regional and global levels. Further efforts are needed to improve the availability and quality of data related to maternal mortality.

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Record created 2014-07-17 19:35
Record updated 2014-07-17 19:35
Record editor Helen Parsons
Tags WHO
Subjects Maternal health