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RHL Central Coordination

Metin Gülmezoglu, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland (Coordinating Editor)

João Paulo Souza, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland (Associate Coordinating Editor)

Jitendra Khanna, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland (Technical Editor)

Åsa Cuzin, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland (administration & management)

Svetlin Kolev, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland (multimedia)

The RHL editorial team, partners and network

RHL is a product of collaboration between the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), the Cochrane Collaboration, and RHL partner institutions in low- and middle-income countries. Input and support from the collaborating institutions worldwide ensure that the RHL remains relevant and useful to health-care workers in various settings, especially under-resourced settings.

RHL Regional Editors

Guillermo Carroli, Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, (CREP), Rosario, Argentina

Linan Cheng, International Peace Maternity & Child Health Hospital, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Justus Hofmeyr, Effective Care Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Pisake Lumbiganon, Department of Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Khon Kaen, University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Suneeta Mittal, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Jean-José Wolomby, Département de Gynécologie et Obstétrique Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, République Démocratic du Congo

RHL Focal Points

The following people in various countries serve as RHL focal points:

WHO Africa Region

WHO Reproductive Health Regional Adviser - Dr Tigest Ketsela Mengestu, WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo

Burkina Faso - Sibraogo Kiemtore, Gynécologue Obstétricien, Chu-Yo, Ouagagougou

Burkina Faso - Dr Nestor Azandegbe, Focal Person of Reproductive Health and Making Pregnancy Safer, WHO, Ouagadougou

Congo DRC - Dr Jean-José Wolomby, Département de Gynécologie et Obstétrique, Cliniques Universitaires de Kinshasa, Kinshasa

Gabon - Dr Antoine Serufilira, Making Pregnancy Safer Inter-Country Support Team for Central Afirca, WHO,Libreville

Kenya - Dr Zahida Quereshi, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Mozambique - Dr Nafissa Bique Osman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Central Hospital, Maputo

Nigeria - Babasola Okusanya, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Katsina State

Nigeria - Dr Bukola Fawole, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Nigeria - Dr Oladapo Olufemi, Deptartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu

Nigeria - Tinuade A. Ogunlesi, Department of Paediatrics, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State

South Africa - Professor Justus Hofmeyr, Effective Care Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, East London

South Africa - Professor Robert Pattinson, Kalafong Hospital, Pretoria

United Republic of Tanzania - Dr Theopista John, National Programme Officer, Dar-es-Salaam

Zambia - Dr Maureen Chisembele, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Lusaka

Zimbabwe - Dr Therese Lesikel, Making Pregnancy Safer Inter-country Support Team, Eastern and Southern Africa, WHO, Harare

WHO Americas Region

WHO Reproductive Health Regional Adviser - Dr Ricardo Fescina, WHO Regional Office for the Americas, Washington, DC, USA

Argentina - Guillermo Carroli, Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, (CREP), Rosario

Brazil - Dr Guillerme Cecatti, University of Campinas, Campinas

Brazil - Dr Maria Regina Torloni, Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Brazilian Cochrane Center

Brazil - Dr Melania Amorim, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

Cuba - Dr Juan Carlos Vazquez, Hospital America Arias, Havana

Guatemala - Dr Luis Lombardi, Ginecologia Obstetricia e Infertilidad Edificio Clinicas Medicas Bella Aurora, Guatemala City

Peru - Dr Patricia Garcia, Chief, Peruvian National Institute of Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Public Health, Lima

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

WHO Reproductive Health Regional Adviser - Dr Ramez Mahaini, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranen, Cairo, Egypt

Egypt - Dr Hany Abdel Aleem, Deptartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Assiut University, Assiut

Egypt - Mohammed Cherine Abdel Latif Ramadan, Dokky, Cairo

Ethiopia - Dr Nebreed Fesseha, WHO Country Office

Ethiopia - Dr Atnafu Getachew, WHO Country Office

Ethiopia - Dr Mahlet Yigeremu, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Addis Ababa University Addis Ababa

Lebanon - Jocelyn de Jong, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut

Syria - Hyam Nicola Bashour, Damascus

Tunisia - Amira Médimagh Tunis, Centre de Formation Internationale et de Recherche, WHO Collaborating Centre, Tunis, Tunisia

WHO Europe and Central Asian Republics Region

WHO Reproductive Health Regional Adviser - Dr Gunta Lazdane, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

United Kingdom - Mrs Sonja Henderson, Coordinator, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Liverpool

United Kingdom - Professor Khalid Khan, WHO Collaborating Centre in Research Synthesis, University of Birmingham, Birmingham

WHO South-East Asia Region

WHO Reproductive Health Regional Adviser - Dr Ardi Kaptiningsih, WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi, India

India - Sheila Balakrishnan, Associate Professor at the Government Medical College, Trivandrum, India

India - Dr Ashok Deorari, Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar

India - Dr Suneeta Mittal, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Sri Lanka - Dr Indra Malik Rodrigo Goonewardene, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Ruhuna, Galle

Thailand - Dr Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai

Thailand - Dr Pisake Lumbiganon, Department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen

WHO Western Pacific Region

People's Republic of China - Dr Linan Cheng, International Peace Maternity & Child Hospital, Shanghai

People's Republic of China - Dr Gao Ersheng, Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research, Shanghai

Philippines - Dr Maria Julieta V. Germar, University of the Philippines, Manila

Viet Nam - Dr Tran Son Thach, Vice Director, Hungvuong Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City

The Cochrane Collaboration and its Review Groups

RHL Network Institutions

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