Table 12

Key programme recommendations to reduce stillbirths

1. Community demand creation strategies and training of appropriate human resources for health promotion and preventive interventions.

2. Antenatal care to deliver quality interventions and to screen for high risk pregnancies

3. Recognition and management of maternal infections during pregnancy, such as syphilis and malaria

4. Skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care availability (including Caesarean section)

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