Stillbirths : the vision for 2020

Show simple item record Goldenberg, Robert L. McClure, Elizabeth M. Bhutta, Zulfiqar A. Belizan, Jose M. Reddy, Uma M. Rubens, Craig E. Mabeya, Hillary Flenady, Vicki Darmstadt, Gary L. 2012-05-17T06:57:41Z 2012-05-17T06:57:41Z 2011-05
dc.description.abstract Stillbirth is a common adverse pregnancy outcome, with nearly 3 million third-trimester stillbirths occurring worldwide each year. 98% occur in low-income and middle-income countries, and more than 1 million stillbirths occur in the intrapartum period, despite many being preventable. Nevertheless, stillbirth is practically unrecognised as a public health issue and few data are reported. In this final paper in the Stillbirths Series, we call for inclusion of stillbirth as a recognised outcome in all relevant international health reports and initiatives. We ask every country to develop and implement a plan to improve maternal and neonatal health that includes a reduction in stillbirths, and to count stillbirths in their vital statistics and other health outcome surveillance systems. We also ask for increased investment in stillbirth-related research, and especially research aimed at identifying and addressing barriers to the aversion of stillbirths within the maternal and neonatal health systems of low-income and middle-income countries. Finally, we ask all those interested in reducing stillbirths to join with advocates for the improvement of other pregnancy-related outcomes, for mothers and their off spring, so that a united front for improved pregnancy and neonatal care for all will become a reality. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Goldenberg, RL, McClure, EM, Bhutta, ZA, Belizan, JM, Reddy, UM, Rubens, CE, Mabeya, H, Flenady, V & Darmastadt, GL, 'Stillbirths : the vision for 2020', Lancet , vol. 377, no. 9779, pp. 1798-1805, (2011), doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62235-0 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0140-6736 (print)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62235-0
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Stillbirths 6 en_US
dc.rights © 2011 Elsevier. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.subject Stillbirths en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stillbirth en
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnancy -- Complications en
dc.title Stillbirths : the vision for 2020 en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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