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[Comment] Stillbirths: ending an epidemic of grief

Not all global health issues are truly global, but the neglected epidemic of stillbirths is one such urgent concern. The Lancet’s first Series on stillbirths was published in 2011.1 Thanks to tenacious efforts by the authors of that Series, led by Joy Lawn, together with the impetus of a wider maternal and child health community, stillbirths have been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, expressed through a new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health which was launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015.

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