Improvements in maternal mortality in South Africa

Show simple item record Moodley, J. Fawcus, S. Pattinson, Robert Clive 2019-07-31T11:12:35Z 2019-07-31T11:12:35Z 2018-03
dc.description.abstract South Africa introduced confidential enquiries into maternal deaths in 1997, and the first report was published in 1998. Subsequently, six triennial reports have been published, and the seventh was being prepared at the time of submission of this manuscript. This paper is focused on data from the last 5 years and documents the reduction in maternal deaths since 2009. The main reason for this decline in maternal deaths has been the success of the antiretroviral treatment programme for HIV-positive women. There has also been a decline in deaths owing to obstetric haemorrhage, but deaths owing to complications of hypertension remain stubbornly high. There has been a continuous reduction in potentially preventable maternal deaths since 2008. However, there is still much to do, and efforts need to concentrate on improving the health system to reduce the deaths owing to haemorrhage and hypertension. en_ZA
dc.description.department Obstetrics and Gynaecology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Moodley, J., Fawcus, S. & Pattinson, R.C. 2018, 'Improvements in maternal mortality in South Africa', South African Medical Journal, vol. 108, suppl. 1, pp. S4-S8. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i3.12770
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019, South African Medical Association. All rights reserved. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0). en_ZA
dc.subject Maternal deaths en_ZA
dc.subject Decline en_ZA
dc.subject HIV-positive women en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Antiretroviral treatment (ART) en_ZA
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) en_ZA
dc.title Improvements in maternal mortality in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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