Journal article

Maternal and perinatal health research priorities beyond 2015: an international survey and prioritization exercise

Joao Paulo Souza, Mariana Widmer, Ahmet Metin Guelmezoglu, Theresa Anne Lawrie, Ebunoluwa Aderonke Adejuyigbe, Guillermo Carroli, Caroline Crowther, Sheena M Currie, Therese Dowswell, Justus Hofmeyr, Tina Lavender, Joy Lawn, Silke Mader, Francisco Eulogio Martinez, Kidza Mugerwa, Zahida Qureshi, Maria Asuncion Silvestre, Hora Soltani, Maria Regina Torloni, Eleni Z Tsigas Show all

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality has declined by nearly half since 1990, but over a quarter million women still die every year of causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Maternal-health related targets are falling short of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and a post-2015 Development Agenda is emerging. In connection with this, setting global research priorities for the next decade is now required. METHODS: We adapted the methods of the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) to identify and set global research priorities for maternal and perinatal health for the period 2015 to 2025. Priority research questions were received from various international stakeholders consti..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided financial support for this project.