A new report from US researchers outlines key actions to address maternal morbidity in the developing world (Hardee K et al. Global Public Health. doi:10.1080/17441692.2012.668919 [published online March 16, 2012]).
Programs addressing safe motherhood generally have focused on reducing maternal mortality, an important goal. However, as the report's authors point out, the causes and consequences of maternal morbidity have received less attention.
Friedrich MJ. Reducing Maternal Morbidity. JAMA. 2012;307(19):2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.4492