Overcoming blame culture: key strategies to catalyse maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response

MPDSR Technical Working Group, the MPDSR Technical Working Group

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Maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) is a health systems process entailing the continuous cycle of identification, notification, and review of maternal and perinatal deaths (Surveillance), followed by actions to improve service delivery and quality of care and Response. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were an estimated 4.6 million maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths each year. During the pandemic, maternal and perinatal health outcomes have worsened, especially in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the urgent need to galvanize MPDSR to end preventable mortality and strengthen health systems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Early online date28 Oct 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Oct 2021

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