SUKKUR -- Speakers at a dialogue have urged the people belonging to different segments of society to create awareness among the communities about the significance of improving maternal
health by reducing maternal
The Perinatal and Maternal
Mortality Review Committee studies maternal
deaths (during pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth) and deaths of babies (from 20 weeks' gestation to 28 days after birth).
Circulating placental RNA in maternal
plasma is associated with a preponderance of 5' mRNA fragments: implications for noninvasive prenatal diagnosis and monitoring.
While the use of facilities may have contributed to the decline in maternal
mortality, contextual factors also likely played a role, according to the authors.
concentrations of polyfluoroalkyl compounds during pregnancy and fetal and postnatal growth in British girls.
In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established by the United Nations to drive maternal
and child deaths down by 2015.
Understanding what caused the sudden increase in indirect maternal
deaths, as well as the continued rise in maternal
deaths, is important to guide the response needed.
In 2010, the global maternal
mortality ratio was 210 maternal
deaths per 100,000 live births.
The United Nations MDG5 - "Improve maternal
health" sets two targets: reducing the maternal
mortality ratio (MMR) by 75% between 1990 and 2015, and achieving universal access to reproductive health.
smoking during the first trimester of pregnancy, but not during the third trimester or the first year following birth, was associated with increased risks for subsequent wheeze and asthma.
The overall goal is to reduce maternal
mortality caused by PPH by addressing policies and practices to promote the use of Misoprostol for prevention of PPH in community settings in Province of AJK.
University of Cape Town demographer, Rob Dorrington, said the committee's reports did not reflect the full picture of maternal
deaths in South Africa.