Perinatal Mortality on the African continent

The perinatal period includes the time interval between 24 weeks of pregnancy (28 weeks in the developing world) and the end of the first week after birth. It includes the antenatal period, labour and one week after delivery. Deaths occurring in this period are largely due to obstetric causes. More than 3.3 million stillbirths and over 3 million early neonatal deaths are estimated to take place every year. In the year 2000, over 6.3 million perinatal deaths occurred worldwide: almost all of them (98%) occurred in developing countries and 27% in the least developed countries. In developing countries stillbirths ...


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1. Our Maternal Health Policy

2. Why Maternal Health

3. Maternal Mortality and Morbidity on the African continent

4. Perinatal Mortality on the African continent

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8. WHO standarsds for maternal and neonatal care

9. World health statistics 2014