This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
The “Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR)" materials are aimed at providing a roadmap for conducting MPDSR in clinical and policy settings. This document is a practical step by step guidance, relevant to establish a framework to assess the burden of maternal deaths, stillbirths and neonatal deaths, including trends in numbers and causes of death and on how to link maternal and perinatal death reviews. It is important to generate information about modifiable factors contributing to preventable death, and to use the information to guide action in order to prevent similar deaths in the future. The document promotes confidentiality and a “blame free” culture fostering accountability for results and compelling decision-making. it is useful guidance document for implementers such as clinicians and health workers. Click here to read the guidance.