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.