Volume 10 Supplement 1

Global report on preterm birth & stillbirth: the foundation for innovative solutions and improved outcomes

Reviews

Edited by Craig E Rubens, Cesar G Victora, Michael G Gravett and Toni M Nunes. Guest Editor: Gordon CS Smith

Review and publication were supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth, an initiative of Seattle Children's.

  1. Review

    Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (1 of 7): definitions, description of the burden and opportunities to improve data

    This is the first of seven articles from a preterm birth and stillbirth report. Presented here is an overview of the burden, an assessment of the quality of current estimates, review of trends, and recommendat...

    Joy E Lawn, Michael G Gravett, Toni M Nunes, Craig E Rubens and Cynthia Stanton

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 23 February 2010

  2. Review

    Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (2 of 7): discovery science

    Normal and abnormal processes of pregnancy and childbirth are poorly understood. This second article in a global report explains what is known about the etiologies of preterm births and stillbirths and identif...

    Michael G Gravett, Craig E Rubens and Toni M Nunes

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 23 February 2010

  3. Review

    Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (3 of 7): evidence for effectiveness of interventions

    Interventions directed toward mothers before and during pregnancy and childbirth may help reduce preterm births and stillbirths. Survival of preterm newborns may also be improved with interventions given durin...

    Fernando C Barros, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Maneesh Batra, Thomas N Hansen, Cesar G Victora and Craig E Rubens

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 23 February 2010

  4. Review

    Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (7 of 7): mobilizing resources to accelerate innovative solutions (Global Action Agenda)

    Preterm birth and stillbirth are complex local and global health problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach and an international commitment. Stakeholders developed recommendations for a Global Action Age...

    Craig E Rubens, Michael G Gravett, Cesar G Victora and Toni M Nunes

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 23 February 2010