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The Lancet 2016 Stillbirths Series

New “Ending Preventable Stillbirths” Lancet Series – Accelerating momentum in the global Call To Action

Following the successful launch of The Lancet Stillbirths Series in April 2011, The Lancet launched a follow-on series entitled “Ending Preventable Stillbirths” on January 19th 2016. Consultation on this series occurred at the ISA conference in Amsterdam in September 2014 along with further consultation in London in February 2015 and in Geneva in May 2015. The series aims to maintain momentum and build on strategies to prevent stillbirths and provide better care to women and families following stillbirth.

Full series documents and materials:

Visit the Lancet series launch page for all materials, including the series papers, executive summaries (multiple languages available), lay summaries (multiple languages available) and more…

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