IHME hosts Maternal Mortality Workshop in Sri Lanka
About the workshop
Reliable estimates for maternal deaths and sound scientific methods for calculating maternal mortality are essential for policymakers and public health officials working to improve the health of women and children. By convening this workshop in Sri Lanka, we brought together a selected group of academics, researchers, and Ministry of Health officials interested in global health to discuss maternal mortality trends across Asia and to consider the strengths and weaknesses of current scientific approaches to estimating maternal mortality. With a wide array of participants, we collectively explored factors that drive maternal mortality around the world and how they affect local communities in Asia, and examined previous estimates and upcoming challenges in the region.
Explore presentations from the event
November 1, 2010
Welcome & Introduction-Christopher J.L. Murray, Rafael Lozano, Samath Dharmaratne
- IHME Introduction Presentation (585k pdf) (940k ppt)
- The Importance of Maternal Mortality Presentation (853k pdf)(524k ppt)
November 2, 2010
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Related Publications & Presentations
Rajaratnam JK, Marcus JR, Levin-Rector A, Chalupka AN, Wang H, Dwyer L, Costa M, Lopez AD, Murray CJL. Worldwide mortality in men and women aged 15–59 years from 1970 to 2010: a systematic analysis. The Lancet. 2010 Apr 30; 375:1704–1720.
Hogan MC, Foreman KJ, Naghavi M, Ahn SY, Wang M, Makela SM, Lopez AD, Lozano R, Murray CJL. Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980-2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5. The Lancet. 2010 May 8; 375:1609–1623. Published online first April 12, 2010.