Karen Grepin’s Global Health Blog: More on “Does Safe Motherhood Save Lives?”

The study I blogged on in China, claims that the SM approach reduced rates of maternal mortality by encouraging more women to delivery in hospitals – that is to have an institutional delivery, which is a more aggressive approach than has generally been adopted in most developing countries where the focus has been on the professionalization on rather than the institutionalization of deliveries (that is ensuring that they are supervised by trained medical personnel, regardless of where the births take place).  Encouraging more women to deliver in a hospital would only really improves outcomes if we felt those hospitals would be adequately equipped and prepared to deliver the life saving interventions (c-sections, blood supply, other surgical procedures) that we think are needed to reduce maternal mortality.  But what is the evidence on this?

via Karen Grepin’s Global Health Blog: More on “Does Safe Motherhood Save Lives?”.

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Soumitri Varadarajan

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