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IHME hosts second Maternal Mortality Workshop in Brazil
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. IHME hosted this workshop in São Paulo to bring people together from around the world to discuss maternal mortality trends across Latin America and to consider the strengths and weaknesses of current scientific approaches to estimating maternal mortality.
Academics, researchers, and Ministry of Health officials participated in the workshop where we collectively explored the factors that drive maternal mortality around the world and how they affect local communities in Latin America, and examined previous estimates and upcoming challenges in the region.
Explore presentations from the event
All presentations are in Spanish.
December 2, 2010
Presentations from country participants: We invited participants from each country to present their research on maternal mortality for their countries. These are some of the presentations from the workshop.
- The Ripsa methodology for calculating maternal mortality ratios (390k ppt) (535kpdf*)
- Improving the vital statistics information system in Brazil: Mortality and live births (6.3M ppt) (1.9M pdf*)
- Contributions from the Maternal Mortality Surveillance: proposal to study the classification of indirect obstetric deaths (133k ppt) (1.4M pdf*)
- Colombia (3.1M ppt) (1.2M pdf*)
- Ecuador (1M ppt) (570k pdf*)
- Mexico (860k ppt) (430k pdf*)
- Panama (8.4M ppt) (1.7M pdf*)
- Paraguay (4.3M ppt) (760k pdf*)
December 3, 2010
Country-specific estimates in Latin America
IHME also presented maternal mortality estimates for specific countries. These slides include information about data sources and other components of IHME’s maternal mortality estimation methodology and results of IHME’s analysis, including
- Estimates of the completeness of vital registration systems
- Females’ probability of dying between ages 15 and 60
- Assessment of misclassification in cause-of-death data
- Detection of outliers
- Estimates of maternal mortality using linear and special-temporal regression
- Maternal mortality with and without HIV
- Comparison of WHO’s and IHME’s key findings
- Graphs created using maternal mortality visualization tools from IHME’s website
Argentina (1M ppt) (540k pdf*)
Bolivia (960k ppt) (430k pdf*)
Brazil (1.1M ppt) (470k pdf*)
Chile (1.4M ppt) (450k pdf*)
Colombia (1.1M ppt) (470k pdf*)
Costa Rica (1M ppt) (460M pdf*)
Dominican Republic (1M ppt) (590k pdf*)
Ecuador (1.1M ppt) (460k pdf*)
El Salvador (1.1M ppt) (530k pdf*)
Guatemala (1.1M ppt) (530k pdf*)
Mexico (980k ppt) (460k pdf*)
Nicaragua (1M ppt) (460k pdf*)
Panama (990k ppt) (450k pdf*)
Paraguay (1M ppt) (460k pdf*)
Peru (1M ppt) (460k pdf*)
Venezuela (980k ppt) (500k pdf*)
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