Maternal and reproductive health


Improving the Quality of Care for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health in South-East Asia Region

Publication details

Number of pages: 224
Publication date: 2015
Languages: English



Assessment Tool for Hospital Care
Available statistics on the causes of maternal, newborn and child mortality highlight the fact that most of the deaths are as a result complications during and following pregnancy and/or childbirth; or from severe illnesses in children that require optimal care at health facilities. Much of the maternal deaths that occur in high burden countries result mainly from five morbidities: severe bleeding, high blood pressure, sepsis, unsafe abortion and obstructed labour; and the leading causes for child deaths being neonatal causes (preterm complications, birth asphyxia and neonatal infections), pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, and malnutrition.