Gender mainstreaming Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Systems in Africa

This report, published by the African Union Commission and UN Women in May 2015, examines how maternal death audits or MDSR systems are being used to track gender inequalities.   The researchers carried out in-depth interviews with key informants from five African countries, Chad, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia, as well as a documentary analysis of key documents. On the basis of the findings from this research, the document provides recommendations on ways these systems can be used to monitor more effectively gender-related contributors and how to mainstream gender in MDSR systems in Africa.