Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 31st, 2004
Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Partnership for Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health are intensifying support to countries around the world to ensure that a woman does not die while giving birth to her child.
The needs are wide-ranging, from training skilled birth attendants who can help a woman give birth safely, to the very basic issue of recording the cause of a woman's death. WHO estimates that maternal deaths are under-reported by as much as 50% because deaths are not classified correctly or, more often,...
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