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Web seminar: Maternal, Perinatal & Child Death Reviews

Web seminar: Maternal, Perinatal & Child Death Reviews

Death reviews knowledge summary
18 December 2013

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Join our web seminar on Maternal, Perinatal & Child Death Reviews with Dr Boika Rechel.

This seminar will draw on the findings from the PMNCH Knowledge Summary on Death Reviews and will describe the use of maternal death reviews for improving the delivery and quality of health care services for women, in order to prevent avoidable maternal mortality. Using case studies from around the world, the webinar will present successes and challenges in implementing maternal death reviews. We will also discuss recent developments regarding Maternal Death Surveillance and Response, and human-rights and accountability perspectives on death reviews.


1. Maternal death surveillance and response: technical guidance. Information for action to prevent maternal death. World Health Organization, 2013.

2. Beyond the numbers: Reviewing maternal deaths and complications to make pregnancy safer. World Health Organization, 2004.

3. PMNCH Knowledge Summary 27. Death reviews: maternal, perinatal and child. PMNCH, 2013

4. Dumont A, Fournier P, Abrahamowicz M, Traoré M, Haddad S, Fraser WD; QUARITE research group. Quality of care, risk management, and technology in obstetrics to reduce hospital-based maternal mortality in Senegal and Mali (QUARITE): a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet. 2013 Jul 13;382(9887):146-57.

How do I join?

To take part in the web seminar you need a headset with a microphone, a computer, internet connection and the latest Java update installed.

On 18 December 2013 sign into the web seminar at 9:30am GMT via this link.

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