Sexual and reproductive health

Maternal Mortality in Vietnam 2000-2001

World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Maternal Mortality in Vietnam 2000-2001

Publication details

Number of pages: 128
Publication date: 2005
Languages: English
Price: CHF 10,00 / US$ 12,00. Developing countries: CHF 7,00
ISBN: 978 92 9061 191 2


This maternal death review has provided an in-depth analysis of all factors that relate to maternal deaths of seven provinces that represent seven geographical regions in Viet Nam. This survey demonstrates that the community-based maternal death reviews (verbal autopsies), facility-based maternal death services, confidential enquiries into maternal deaths, survey of severe morbidity (near misses) and clinical audits are very important for obtaining reliable, accurate, timely and relevant data on why mothers die. These reviews include all levels, even with families and communities in which individuals have the opportunity to express their views concerning the death of relatives.