by Kate Kerber, Evelyn Twentyman, Florina Serbanescu et al.
World Health Organization, 2016
144 pp. 607 kB
National and regional estimates of numbers and causes of death are useful, but they do not tell the whole story. Examination of individual cases identifies the underlying reasons why these deaths occurred and provides opportunities to learn what needs to be done to prevent similar deaths in the future. The majority of stillbirths, particularly those that occur in the intrapartum period, and three quarters of neonatal deaths are actually preventable.