This is the sixth and last paper in a Lancet Series about maternal health. It focuses on outlining five priority actions for the next five years to improve maternal health, in light of the findings of the five previous papers in the series.
The ICD-PM helps health providers and others to standardise the classification of the causes and timing of deaths for babies that are stillborn or die within the first seven days after birth (the ‘perinatal period’). It also allows perinatal deaths to be linked to maternal ill health. It is recommended to be used by all countries across the world for comparable data of perinatal deaths.
What are the latest numbers on maternal and newborn health in Nigeria? How do they vary between urban and rural areas? When young Nigerian women are educated, how much more likely are they to gain access to contraception?
The Commission on Information and Accountability (COIA) tracks progress on maternal and child health and we've visualised the latest numbers.
Check out all of the infographics, source data and analysis here.