Finding the first step: creating a stillbirth scorecard for the United States

Finding the first step: creating a stillbirth scorecard for the United States

Lindsey J Wimmer, CPNP, CPLC Star Legacy Foundation Introduction Stillbirth is a significant public health issue in the United States, accounting for 24,000 deaths every year. An estimated one-fourth of all stillbirths in high-income countries worldwide occur in the US. Unfortunately, the US lags significantly behind other high-resource nations in reducing stillbirth rates. Additionally, there are not any federally-funded or national professional organizations focused on stillbirth prevention opportunities. The lack

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Let them talk about stillbirth: societal knowledge and attitude of the causes and risk factors of stillbirth in Kersa District, Ethiopia

Let them talk about stillbirth: societal knowledge and attitude of the causes and risk factors of stillbirth in Kersa District, Ethiopia

Simegn Tadesse (1), Eyoel Taye (1), Caroline Ackley (2,3), Anna Seale (3) (1) Hararghe Health Research, Haramaya University, (2) Centre for Global Health Research, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, (3) London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Background: Stillbirth rates in Ethiopia are as high as 30 per 1000 births. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, intrauterine growth restriction, infection and cord entanglement are causal factors. Despite these clinically derived causes of

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