Title

Losing Blood and Saving Lives: Recognising the Problems and Impacts

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa

Abstract

Maternal and infant morbidity and mortality is a global health concern that contributes to the long-term burden of disease to a given nation. In 2013, it was estimated that 1,500 women died from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications each day. However, there was a notable reduction from 380 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 210 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013 (WHO, 2014a). Unfortunately, large maternal and infant morbidity and mortality disparities still exist between high- and low-income countries (UNICEF PNG, 2013).

Publication

Midwifery

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