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When Getting There is Not Enough: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study of 998 Maternal Deaths and 1451 Near-misses in Public Tertiary Hospitals in a Low-income Country

Oladapo, O.T.; Adetoro, O.O.; Ekele, B.A.; Chama, C.; Etuk, S.J.; Aboyeji, A.P.; Onah, H.E.; Abasiattai, A.M.; Adamu, A.N.; Adegbola, O.; Adeniran, A.S.; Aimakhu, C.O.; Akinsanya, O.; Aliyu, L.D.; Ande, A.B.; Ashimi, A.; Bwala, M.; Fabamwo, A.; Geidam, A.D.; Ikechebelu, J.I.; Imaralu, J.O.; Kuti, O.; Nwachukwu, D.; Omo-Aghoja, L.; Tunau, K.; Tukur, J.; Umeora, O.; Umezulike, A.C.; Dada, O.A.; Tunçalp, Ö.; Vogel, J.P.; Gülmezoglu, A.M.Nigeria Near-miss and Maternal Death Surveillance Network

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000512012.96214.08
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(BJOG. 2016;123:928–938)

Achieving the fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG-5) to reduce maternal mortality rates is a challenge in some low-income countries due to the lack of reliable data to evaluate progress and guide the appropriate actions. The aim of this study, the Nigeria Near-miss and Maternal Death Survey, was to determine the burden of maternal death and maternal near-miss occurrences through surveillance and data collection of life-threatening maternal complications or severe maternal outcomes (SMO) from Nigerian public tertiary hospitals.

Department of Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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