class="MsoNormalIt's only last year that the Ministry of Health launched one of the most heartbreaking reports, "The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
in Kenya", which stated that nine out of 10 women in Kenya die as a result of poor quality of care during pregnancy and delivery.
In 2008, post institutionalization of maternal death audit, Rwandan MoH, in collaboration with UNFPA and WHO, trained a pool of 28 maternal death audit persons, and developed validated tools for conducting facility-based deaths audits, confidential enquiry into maternal deaths
and community-based deaths audits (verbal autopsy).
 As far as the authors are aware, SA is the only country in Africa to have a sustained and functional National Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
The latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
and Morbidity report states that between 2013 and 2015, for every 100,000 women who gave birth, 8.8 women died during pregnancy or six weeks afterwards.
 The National Committee for Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
in South Africa (SA) reports the current maternal mortality rate at 147.7 deaths per 100 000 live births.
In the 2011-2013 Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
in South Africa ~27% of deaths were judged to be avoidable and a further 32% possibly avoidable.
Both editions of the guidelines respond to report recommendations by the National Committee on the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
, with the overall aim to improve clinical management and referral to reduce pregnancy-related deaths and ill health.
However, these effects are notwidely appreciated by clinicians as highlighted in the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
(CEMD) publishedin 20018.
A situational analysis of trends in obstetric care in Kerala has identified various avoidable errors and pitfalls which are changeable because of confidential enquiry into maternal deaths
. This review stresses the need for increased emphasis on prevention and treatment of hemorrhage so that the foremost killer of women can be tackled by appropriate management.
Report of the Committee for the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
in South Africa.
Following the publication of the National Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths
2002-2004 in South Africa in 2006, TAC made the following statement:
The book relies on data from the UK's Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths