Infection is an important, potentially preventable, and yet often overlooked cause of maternal mortality and morbidity as well fetal and neonatal well-being. Deaths due to sepsis are disproportionatey high in low- and middle-income countries partricularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This Policy Forum article aims to highlight opportunities for screening and appropriate treatment of life-threatening pregnancy-related interventions.

http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001324

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  • rehanasalam Rehana A Salam 12 Oct 2012

    Thanks for posting this. Indeed, there are evident disparities among the maternal mortality rates between the HIC and LMIC. Besides infection, hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia/eclapmsia are among the leading causes of mortality in these settings. Authors rightly point out towards the preventive strategies like screening and early detection. Interventions need to be community based to create impacts in the low resource settings with limited access.

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