Professor James Drife, clinical director of the CEMD, said, "We are pleased that these are our best ever obstetric results but we are very concerned about the effects of social class, ethnic differences, and domestic violence.
The CEMD report said that between 1997 and 1999 there were 378 maternal deaths identified.
** Candidata a doctora en ciencias sociales, con especialidad en relaciones de poder y cultura politica, por la Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, adscrita al CEMD. Correo electronico: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Department of Health implemented the CEMD programme during 1998 in SA.
The new amendment to the 10th revision of the WHO International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10), (4) however, was introduced to the SA CEMD system in 2008 and allows for the underlying cause of death to be established with more precision.
I have been involved with the UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Death (CEMD) for many years and more recently have worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) in countries with a wide range of MMRs and a variety of health systems.