Sub-Saharan Africa's mothers, newborns, and children: where and why do they die?

PLoS Med. 2010 Jun 21;7(6):e1000294. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000294.


In the first article in a series on maternal, newborn, and child health in sub-Saharan Africa, Joy Lawn and colleagues outline where and why deaths among mothers and children occur and what known interventions can be employed to prevent these deaths.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Africa South of the Sahara / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Child Mortality / trends*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Mortality / trends*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Maternal Mortality / trends*
  • Perinatal Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Socioeconomic Factors