Preventing and Addressing Stillbirths Along the Continuum of Care: A Global Advocacy and Implementation Guide

This action-focused guide brings together existing resources and practical guidance to inform planning, investments and programmes aimed at ending preventable stillbirths and improving care for all women and families who experience stillbirth. It also highlights case studies from a wide range of contexts to showcase what can be achieved.

The guide is aimed at a variety of stakeholders including the national and subnational governments, ministries of health, health professional organizations and health facility directors and managers.

The guide may also be useful for parents, parent organizations, community leaders, individual health workers and others who advocate for stillbirth prevention and respectful and supportive care to be integrated along the continuum of maternal and child health care.

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Collaborating organizations: International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Partners: Burnet Institute, Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Stillbirth CRE), CiaoLapo, Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Institute of Tropical Medicine, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), International Pediatric Association (IPA), Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), PREgnancy Care Integrating translational Science Everywhere (PRECISE) network, University College Cork, University College London, University of Cape Town Global Surgery, University of Manchester, White Ribbon Alliance.

Funding: Overarching funding for this guide was provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Funding for design and layout was provided by UNFPA.

Publication date: May 2023

Last updated: May 2023