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Making Every Baby Count: Audit and Review of Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths

Publish Date: August 2016
Author: WHO, MCSP

This four-page document presents the highlights from the World Health Organization’s 2016 Audit Guide.

Three important aims of the audit are to:

  • Understand the burden of stillbirths and neonatal deaths by capturing trends over time for all births and deaths;
  • Generate information about causes of death and modifiable factors by examining individual deaths in detail and using the information to guide action to prevent similar deaths in the future; and
  • Provide accountability for results and compel decision-makers to give the problem of stillbirths and neonatal deaths due attention and response.