Saving Mothers’ Lives Report 2011 – UK’s CEMD Report

Saving Mothers’ Lives Report 2011, Reviewing maternal deaths to make motherhood safer: 2006-2008 is the eighth report of the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the UK.¬†Whilst the report¬†mainly presents the key findings from the enquiries, it also provides a useful set of ten overarching recommendations that were drawn up based on the findings. Whilst some of these recommendations may be unique to the UK and developed countries, it is interesting to note several that could be applied to other contexts as well. These mainly refer to providing information to women, strengthening technical capacities of health-workers, improved referral systems and building team-work and information sharing amongst health-workers. The report serves as a useful guidance for providing quality care to women