Monday, October 8, 2007

Make Every Mother and Child Count

The full WHO report is full of useful background info and stats on maternal and child health. It's a free download here:

WHO | The World Health Report 2005 - Make Every Mother and Child Count

One useful grouping of stats to keep in mind for tomorrow's class is the top leading causes globally of maternal mortality: "severe bleeding/hemorrhage (25%), infections (13%), eclampsia (12%), obstructed labour (8%), complications of abortion (13%), other direct causes (8%), and indirect causes (20%). Indirect causes such as malaria, anaemia, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease, complicate pregnancy or are aggravated by it."

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