Stillbirth in Focus: Improving health sector data and understanding the factors that contribute to stillbirths

  • Oct 19, 2022 @ 8:00am - 9:15am
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A stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds somewhere in the world. This means that every year, about 2 million babies are stillborn. But this enormous loss of life remains invisible in policies and programmes. Stillbirths are largely absent in worldwide data tracking and large gaps in global data obscure the true extent of the problem. Understanding the contributing factors and developing standardized definitions, along with proper collection, recording and reporting of stillbirth data, are vital for international comparison purposes and for preventing stillbirths.

Join us for a discussion where experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UNICEF and WHO will share highlights of and facilitate a discussion related to two newly published guideline documents on stillbirth definition, data quality assessment and contributing factors.