This report was published in May 2016 and is based on information collected of perinatal deaths in the UK for births from January to December 2014. The document focuses on deaths reported through the secure online reporting system, which include all late foetal losses (22nd to 23rd weeks of gestational age), stillbirths (a baby delivered at or after 24 weeks of gestational age with no signs of life) and neonatal deaths (a liveborn baby delivered at 20 weeks of gestational age or later, or weighing 400g or more when gestation is unavailable) who died within 28 days of being born. The findings are displayed in mortality rates for stillbirths, neonatal deaths and extended perinatal deaths (both stillbirths and neonatal deaths). The report offers key findings and recommendations, as well as describing causes of death and factors that influence rates of perinatal death.
At national level, the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) guidelines have been sent for printing ready for distribution across the regions. In Mara region, the maternal and perinatal death review report has been reviewed to include all deaths from 2015.
Update from Dr Moke Magoma, Evidence Advisor for E4A-Tanzania