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Assessment of Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Implementation in Zimbabwe

Publish Date: November 2017
Author: MCSP

Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC), supported by the United States Agency for International Development’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) operating locally in Zimbabwe as the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), set out to document experiences in implementing maternal death review, perinatal death review, and/or integrated maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) processes. Zimbabwe was one of four countries selected by MCSP as part of a multicountry assessment of MPDSR processes at the subnational level. The assessment sought to identify factors that facilitated or inhibited the uptake and sustainability of implementing MPDSR systems to improve quality of care and prevent future deaths.