Tag Archives: sub-national

Provincial Maternal Mortality Surveillance Systems in China

The 2014 systematic review Provincial Maternal Mortality Surveillance Systems in China, by X-L Gan, C-L Hao, X-J Dong, S. Alexander, M.W. Dramaix, L-N Hu and W-H Zhang in BioMed Research International, describes the current situation of the Provincial Maternal Mortality Surveillance Systems (PMMSS) and provincial maternal mortality ratio (PMMR) data in China. This is the first English language review of PMMSS and is hoped to help health professionals, government officials and international organisations better understand the current state of this surveillance system in China.  Continue reading

Acting on findings from a Maternal Death Review at the facility level

Maternal death reviews (MDR) in Nigeria are not new, as some states have been conducting them over the years. However the methods used were developed locally and unique to each state. Aminu Magashi Garba – Evidence Advisor with the Evidence for Action programme in Nigeria presents the case of a secondary level facility that has been able to make small but important changes after having adopted MDRs.  Continue reading