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[Comment] Reductions in stillbirths—more than a triple return on investment

The Lancet Series on Ending preventable stillbirths shows that in 2015 2·6 million babies were stillborn, of which 1·3 million occurred during labour and delivery.1 Normally, fully functional maternity services should have detected complications by the time labour starts and provided women and families with all the essential interventions2 and the quality maternal and newborn care3 for a healthy newborn baby.

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