• 3.2 million stillbirths: epidemiology and overview of the evidence review 20-04-2015

A Comprehensive Global Review of Stillbirths

More than 3.2 million stillbirths occur globally each year, yet stillbirths are largely invisible in global data tracking, policy dialogue and programme implementation. To date there has been no systematic global analysis of the causes of stillbirths.

In 2009, Lawn, et al. undertook a comprehensive global review of available information on stillbirths. The authors examine issues in stillbirth data availability and quality as well as the global epidemiology of stillbirths. In addition, they also describe the methodology and framework used for the review of interventions and strategies.