Global Burden, Epidemiologic Trends, and Prevention of Intrapartum-Related Deaths in Low-Resource Settings

Shabina Ariff, ANNE CC LEE, Joy Lawn, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Abstract

Intrapartum-related neonatal deaths include live-born infants who die in the first 28 days of life from neonatal encephalopathy or die before onset of neonatal encephalopathy and have evidence of intrapartum injury. A smaller portion of the population in poorer countries has access to basic obstetric and postnatal care causing neonatal mortality rates to be higher. Presence of a skilled birth attendant and provision of basic emergency obstetric care can reduce intrapartum birth asphyxia by 40%. With the announcement of Sustainable Development Goals and global Every Newborn Action Plan, there is hope that interventions around continuum of care will save lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-608
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016

Keywords

  • Birth asphyxia (BA)
  • Helping Babies Breathe (HBB)
  • Intrapartum related neonatal deaths (IRND)
  • Low and middle income countries (LMIC)
  • Neonatal encephalopathy (NE)
  • Skilled birth attendant (SBA)
  • The live saved tool (LiST)

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