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Classification of cause of stillbirth in developing country setting

Women with babies awaiting vaccinations

The stillbirth study aims to investigate the cause of, and factors contributing to, stillbirth in low- and middle-income countries.

Under the project, healthcare providers in three targeted facilities per country have been trained to conduct perinatal death reviews.

The study focuses on four countries: Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.

A total of 1300 cases of stillbirth across the four countries have been reviewed and data collected for analysis. The outcomes of the study are to identify the major causes and contributing factors to stillbirth in these countries and to development tools to help healthcare providers take action to reduce mortality.