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Maternal and Perinatal Health in Developing Countries

Maternal and Perinatal Health in Developing Countries

Edited by J Hussein, A McCaw-Binns, R Webber

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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 practices involved in maternal care and medical access. Taking a practical policy approach, this book covers the background and concepts underlying efforts to improve maternal and perinatal mortality, the current global situation and problems that prevent progress. It includes case studies and examples of successful strategies, recommends good practices, and provides a critical analysis of knowledge gaps to inform areas for future research.


Public health practitioners, policy makers, programme officers and agencies working in developing countries.

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Author Edited by J Hussein, A McCaw-Binns, R Webber
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 256 Pages
ISBN 9781845937454
Publication date Jun-12
Book Type Hardcover



1. An introduction to maternal and perinatal health

2. The millennium development goals

3. The politics of progress: the story of maternal mortality

4. The epidemiology of maternal mortality

5. The epidemiology of stillbirths and early neonatal deaths


6. Health systems

7. Financing maternity care

8. Implementing clinical interventions within maternal health programmes

9. Medical conditions in pregnancy: preventing and managing indirect obstetric morbidity

10. Improving the availability of services

11. Geographical access, transport and referral systems

12. Demand for maternity care: beliefs, behaviour and social access

13. Empowering the community: BRAC's approach in Bangladesh

14. Quality of care

15. Monitoring and evaluation

16. Addressing maternal health in emergency settings

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