MATERNAL MORTALITY – Trends in Maternal Mortality 2000-2017

Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and the UN World Population Division, 2019 The United Nations Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group (UN MMEIG), together with its independent external Technical Advisory Group (TAG), collaborated in developing these maternal mortality estimates. The document takes the Sustainability Development Goals as its source of a concrete goal in reducing maternal deaths. It predicts that at the current pace, despite the ambition to end preventable maternal deaths by … Continued

BURKINA FASO – Task sharing for family planning services

by Tieba Millogo, Séni Kouanda, Nguyen Toan Tran, Boezemwendé Kaboré, Namoudou Keita, Leopold Ouedraogo, Fatim Tall, James Kiarie, Nandita Thatte, Mario Festin, Asa Cuzin-Kihl Bulletin of World Health Organization 2019;97:783-88  DOI: 10.2471/BLT.19.230276 (Open access) Abstract Problem – In Burkina Faso, the coverage of services for family planning is low due to shortage of qualified health staff and limited access to services. Approach – Following the launch of the Ouagadougou Partnership, an alliance to catalyse the … Continued

UK – fetal anomaly, surgical abortion and premature birth

Surgical termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly: what role can an independent abortion service provider play? by Helen Callaby, Jane Fisher, Patricia A Lohr Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology April 2019;39(6):799-804   (Not open access) DOI: 10.1080/01443615.2019.1568973 Abstract Most hospitals in Great Britain only offer a medical termination of pregnancy for a fetal anomaly (TOPFA) in the second trimester. We describe the safety and acceptability of a surgical TOPFA service delivered by an independent-sector abortion … Continued

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