Maternal Mortality in Vietnam 2000-2001
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290611912 ISBN-10    929061191X
Order Number    15200070
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2005        128   pages
Summary
This maternal death review has provided an in-depth analysis of all factors that relate to maternal deaths of seven provinces that represent seven geographical regions in Viet Nam. This survey demonstrates that the community-based maternal death reviews (verbal autopsies), facility-based maternal death services, confidential enquiries into maternal deaths, survey of severe morbidity (near misses) and clinical audits are very important for obtaining reliable, accurate, timely and relevant data on why mothers die. These reviews include all levels, even with families and communities in which individuals have the opportunity to express their views concerning the death of relatives.