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Analysis for 2013 Global Burden of Disease Study

This study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, measured the levels and trends of maternal mortality, the main causes of maternal death, and the timing of maternal death. One of the main findings of the study is that there are few countries on track to meet MDG 5 by 2015.

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WHO report on link between maternal complications and perinatal mortality

A recent publication from the World Health Organization reports on the correlation between maternal complications, such as abruption, ruptured uterus, and pre-eclampsia, and late fetal and early neonatal deaths.

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New Quantification Tool for Neonatal Resuscitation Devices

PATH recently published a new tool that can be used to estimate national needs for newborn resuscitation devices. The Excel-based tool can help estimate quantities for cost and planning simulations.

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Progress towards MDGS 4 and 5

A recent article by Bhutta and Black in the New England Journal of Medicine presents the progress that has been made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to maternal and child mortality, and the challenges that remain in achieving the goals by 2015.

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New PATH assessment of maternal health technologies utilizes MANDATE

A new study from PATH used a variety of tools, including MANDATE, to assess technologies for their potential to reduce maternal mortality from postpartum hemorrhage and preeclampsia and eclampsia in low-resource settings.

The citation for the paper is:

Herrick, TM, Harner-Jay, CM, Levisay, AM, Coffey, PS, Free, MJ and LaBarre, PD. (2014). Prioritizing investments in innovations to protect women from the leading causes of maternal death. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14:10.