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The Effect of AIDS on Maternal Mortality in Malawi and Zimbabwe

Citation

Bicego, George; Boerma, J. Ties; & Ronsmans, Carine (2002). The Effect of AIDS on Maternal Mortality in Malawi and Zimbabwe. AIDS, 16(7), 1078-81.

Abstract

The AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa has had a significant impact on levels of pregnancy-related mortality. Nationally representative surveys in Malawi and Zimbabwe indicated that pregnancy-related mortality risks have increased 1.9 and 2.5 times, respectively, during the past decade, concomitant with a nearly 10-fold increase in the prevalence of HIV among pregnant women. The increase is more pronounced in urban populations. These observations have important implications for intervention strategies and monitoring in the context of safe motherhood programmes.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00002030-200205030-00019

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

AIDS

Author(s)

Bicego, George
Boerma, J. Ties
Ronsmans, Carine

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

16

Issue Number

7

Pages

1078-81

Reference ID

1967