The stillbirth study aims to investigate cause of, and factors contributing to, stillbirth in low- and middle-income countries. The study focuses on four countries: Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.
Under the project, healthcare providers in three targeted facilities per country have been trained to conduct perinatal death reviews.
A total of 1300 cases of stillbirth across the four countries have been reviewed and data collected for analysis. The outcomes of the study include identification of major cause of, and factors contributing to, stillbirth in these countries. The data will also be used to guide development of tools to help healthcare providers in low-resource settings to identify cause of stillbirth, and take action to reduce the mortality.