The Lancet: Stillbirths

The Lancet: Stillbirths

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Around 2Am6 million stillbirths (the death of a baby at 28 weeksa€™ gestation or more) occur each year. Although 98% of these deaths take place in low-income and middle-income countries, stillbirths also continue to affect wealthier nations, with around 1 in every 300 babies stillborn in high-income countries. This book highlights the rates and causes of stillbirth globally, explores cost-effective interventions to prevent stillbirths (as well as maternal and neonatal deaths), and sets key actions to halve stillbirth rates by 2020. Also included are Comments from professional organisations and parent groups, the latter demonstrating the unique tragedy for families of the birth of a baby bearing no signs of life. This research was launched in London, New York, Hobart, Geneva, New Delhi, Florence, and Cape Town on April 14, 2011.International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems: tenth revision, volume 2: instruction manual. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1993. 25 Froen JF, Gordijn SJ, Abdel-Aleem H, et al. Making stillbirths countanbsp;...

Title:The Lancet: Stillbirths
Author:The Lancet
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2012-08-24


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