WHO’s ‘Safe Childbirth Checklist’ Will Assist Health Care Workers In Helping Reduce Maternal, Newborn Deaths

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. ‘bedside tool’ will help prevent and reduce maternal and newborn deaths worldwide
“The World Health Organization (WHO) announced [Friday] a new checklist for health care workers that will help reduce maternal and newborn deaths with ‘a single and practical bedside tool’ designed to make a difference for women and infants in various settings around the world. … The agency’s new Safe Childbirth Checklist and Implementation Guide targets the major causes of maternal and newborn complications and deaths, including post-partum hemorrhage, infection, obstructed labor, preeclampsia, and birth asphyxia…” (12/4).

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