Maternal Mortality

Publication Title: 
Reproductive Health Matters

The new Penal Code in 2009 was an opportunity for Timor-Leste to allow some legal grounds for abortion, which was highly restricted under Indonesian rule. Public debate was contentious before ratification of the new code, which allowed abortion to save a woman's life and health. A month later, 13 amendments to the code were passed, highly restricting abortion again.

Author(s): 
Belton, Suzanne
Whittaker, Andrea
Fonseca, Zulmira
Wells-Brown, Tanya
Pais, Patricia
Publication Title: 
Global Public Health

In Burkina Faso, abortion is legally restricted and socially stigmatised, but also frequent. Unsafe abortions represent a significant public health challenge, contributing to the country's very high maternal mortality ratio. Inspired by an internationally disseminated public health framing of unsafe abortion, the country's main policy response has been to provide post-abortion care (PAC) to avert deaths from abortion complications.

Author(s): 
Storeng, Katerini T.
Ouattara, Fatoumata
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Hesperian Foundation News
Author(s): 
Irvin, A.
Publication Title: 
Population Bulletin of the United Nations
Publication Title: 
Children in the Tropics
Author(s): 
Chauliac, M.
Masse-raimbault, A. M.
Publication Title: 
East African Medical Journal

OBJECTIVE: To identify factors in our unbooked obstetric emergency cases that contribute to the increase in maternal mortality. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: Maternity Ward, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria, between January 1966 and December 1999. SUBJECTS: Four hundred and thirty five cases of emergency obstetric referrals treated during the review period. RESULTS: The incidence of unbooked obstetric emergencies is 9.5% and the high risk obstetric group, the primigravida and grand multiparous women constituted 63% of it.

Author(s): 
Obi, S. N.
Ozumba, B. C.
Okaro, J. M.
Publication Title: 
East African Medical Journal

OBJECTIVE: To identify factors in our unbooked obstetric emergency cases that contribute to the increase in maternal mortality. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: Maternity Ward, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria, between January 1966 and December 1999. SUBJECTS: Four hundred and thirty five cases of emergency obstetric referrals treated during the review period. RESULTS: The incidence of unbooked obstetric emergencies is 9.5% and the high risk obstetric group, the primigravida and grand multiparous women constituted 63% of it.

Author(s): 
Obi, S. N.
Ozumba, B. C.
Okaro, J. M.
Publication Title: 
Archives of Women's Mental Health

The high prevalence of antenatal common mental disorders in sub-Saharan Africa compared to high-income countries is poorly understood. This qualitative study explored the sociocultural context of antenatal mental distress in a rural Ethiopian community. Five focus group discussions and 25 in-depth interviews were conducted with purposively sampled community stakeholders. Inductive analysis was used to develop final themes.

Author(s): 
Hanlon, Charlotte
Whitley, Rob
Wondimagegn, Dawit
Alem, Atalay
Prince, Martin
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: We present the design, methods and population characteristics of a large community trial that assessed the efficacy of a weekly supplement containing vitamin A or beta-carotene, at recommended dietary levels, in reducing maternal mortality from early gestation through 12 weeks postpartum.

Author(s): 
Labrique, Alain B.
Christian, Parul
Klemm, Rolf D. W.
Rashid, Mahbubur
Shamim, Abu Ahmed
Massie, Allan
Schulze, Kerry
Hackman, Andre
West, Keith P.
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: We present the design, methods and population characteristics of a large community trial that assessed the efficacy of a weekly supplement containing vitamin A or beta-carotene, at recommended dietary levels, in reducing maternal mortality from early gestation through 12 weeks postpartum.

Author(s): 
Labrique, Alain B.
Christian, Parul
Klemm, Rolf D. W.
Rashid, Mahbubur
Shamim, Abu Ahmed
Massie, Allan
Schulze, Kerry
Hackman, Andre
West, Keith P.
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