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WHO checklist targets major causes of maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities

Worldwide, the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur around the time of birth, typically within the first 24 hours after childbirth. Most of these deaths are preventable.

WHO’s new “Safe Childbirth Checklist and Implementation Guide” targets the major causes of maternal and newborn complications and deaths, including post-partum haemorrhage, infection, obstructed labour, preeclampsia and birth asphyxia.

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