• Death Reviews: Maternal, Perinatal and Child 20-04-2015

Maternal, Perinatal and Child Death Reviews

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (2013) notes that maternal, perinatal and child death reviews provide valuable information on the circumstances and causes of death, and guide actions at the community and health facility level, and at the level of national policy-making to prevent similar deaths in the future.  In order to be effective, however, there must be a willingness to use the information generated from the reviews both locally and nationally to inform structural reforms to not only improve access to maternal and perinatal health services, but also the quality of these services.