We asked Dr Lucia D’Ambruoso, Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Development, University of Aberdeen and co-author of this recent publication, to tell us about using participatory approaches to strengthen mortality surveillance and reporting systems. The process addresses deaths of children under five years of age, which includes newborn deaths. The approaches can be applied to surveillance of perinatal mortality. Continue reading
Read our blog on the event, Using Data to Prevent Maternal Deaths in Crisis Settings.
- the value of maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) data and systems in crisis settings, as presented by Rajat Khosla
- experiences on measuring maternal deaths in humanitarian settings and responding to findings, as presented by Nadine Cornier
- the value of Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation and Research (PEER) to triangulate data from MDSRs, as presented by Eleanor Brown
Professor Affette McCaw-Binns, a Reproductive Health Epidemiologist at the University of the West Indies (Mona) and Dr Simone Spence, Director of Family Health Services at the Ministry of Health in Jamaica explain how legislation and policy strengthened the reporting of maternal deaths in Jamaica. This case study describes how the policy framework was amended to improve the reporting of maternal deaths and how other interventions implemented simultaneously together strengthen the maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) system. Continue reading