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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Ending preventable stillbirths: introducing a scorecard to measure progress against global targets

Ending preventable stillbirths: introducing a scorecard to measure progress against global targets

Susannah Hopkins Leisher (1), Patricia Doherty (2), Sara Nam (2), Hannah Blencowe (3), Paula Quigley (4) (1) International Stillbirth Alliance, Mater Research Institute (University of Queensland), Columbia University; (2) Evidence for Action – MamaYe! Options Consultancy Services Ltd. UK (3) London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; (4) DAI Global Health (paula_quigley@dai.com) On behalf of the Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group Introduction Each year an estimated 2.6 million babies are stillborn.

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