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Cover for Maternal and perinatal health in developing countries.

The promotion of maternal health and mortality reduction is of worldwide importance, and constitutes a vital part of the UN Millennium Development Goals. The highest maternal mortality rates are in developing countries, where global and regional initiatives are needed to improve the systems and...

Author(s)
Hussein, J.; McCaw-Binns, A.; Webber, R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937454)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to maternal and perinatal health.

This chapter provides an overview of maternal and perinatal health in developing countries and presents a synopsis of the subsequent chapters in this book. Maternal deaths represent only a fraction of the burden of ill health and disability faced by millions of women and newborns as a consequence...

Author(s)
Hussein, J.; Blanc, A. K.; Donnay, F.; McCaw-Binns, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937454)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The politics of progress: the story of maternal mortality.

The history of measuring maternal mortality reflects eflects the evolution of two broader strategic priorities: maternal health (safe motherhood) and health information systems. Three main periods can be distinguished: mid-1980s to 2000, 2000-2010, and 2010 to the present day, which broadly...

Author(s)
Graham, W. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937454)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The epidemiology of maternal mortality.

Three different definitions of maternal death should be distinguished: maternal deaths, pregnancy-related deaths and late maternal deaths. Four indicators are used to describe different aspects of the level of maternal mortality: maternal mortality ratio, maternal mortality rate, maternal...

Author(s)
Stanton, C.; McCaw-Binns, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937454)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implementing clinical interventions within maternal health programmes.

Safe and effective fective interventions exist to prevent and treat the major causes of maternal mortality and morbidity which are: postpartum haemorrhage, sepsis, pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, obstructed labour and unsafe abortion. To successfully introduce and adopt evidence-based clinical...

Author(s)
Langer, A.; Knight, H.; Charnock, A.; Wegner, M. N.; Villar, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937454)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Maternal nutrition, infections and birth outcomes.

In most developing countries, maternal undernutrition is pervasive. It is an important contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality and poor birth outcomes. In this chapter, the impacts of maternal nutrition on infections and birth outcomes, particularly on intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) ...

Author(s)
Shetty, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995311)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The Millennium Development Goals.

The MDGs are a contract between the developed and the developing world to improve the quality of life in developing countries, laying out the responsibilities of both groups of countries in working towards achieving these goals. Developed countries are expected to provide 0.7% of GNP in official...

Author(s)
McCaw-Binns, A.; Hussein, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937454)
Type
Book chapter