Maternal near-miss refers to situations where women experience severe life-threatening obstetric complications during pregnancy, delivery or post-pregnancy, but survive. This briefing paper demonstrates some of the different ways that the near-miss concept has been used, drawing on examples from a team of researchers based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This evidence has helped generate new knowledge and solutions for improving safe motherhood in several low income countries.
Towards 4+5 Briefing Paper 7, May 2010; 4 pp.
Maternal near-miss: A valuable concept for improving safe motherhood in low income countries.