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Assessment of Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Implementation in Kagera and Mara Region, Tanzania

Publish Date: April 2018
Author: MCSP

There is global consensus that accurate information about causes of death through mortality audits is needed to help inform efforts to end preventable maternal and perinatal deaths. Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and MCSP aimed to document experiences to date in implementing maternal death review, perinatal death review, and/or integrated maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) processes in the country. The study sought to identify factors that have affected the uptake and sustainability of implementing MPDSR systems to improve the quality of care and to prevent future deaths.