'This paper argues that the preventable deaths of millions of women each decade are not solely due to biomedical complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, but are also tangible manifestations of the prevailing determinants of maternal health and persistent inequities in global health and socioeconomic development.'
A global analysis of the determinants of maternal health and transitions in maternal mortality
João Paulo Souza et al. The Lancet Global Health
Published:December 06, 2023
COMMENT (NPW): I have not been able to read this paper in full but what appears to be missing is the perspective of the health professional. It is clear that if the basic needs of health professionals are not met, quality of care will be the first casualty, leading to worse health outcomes for women. These needs include (but are not limited to) timely access to reliable healthcare information. More about needs here: https://www.hifa.org/about-hifa/hifa-universal-health-coverage-and-human...
I look foward to your comments.
HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global health community that brings all stakeholders together around the shared goal of universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA has 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting in four languages and representing all parts of the global evidence ecosystem. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK-based nonprofit in official relations with the World Health Organization. Email: email@example.com