Volume 12 Supplement 2

Research reports from the NICHD Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research Maternal and Newborn Health Registry

Research

Edited by Jose Belizan and Joao Paulo Souza

Publication of this supplement was supported by grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to RTI International. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

  1. Research

    The Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry: a multi-national, community-based registry of pregnancy outcomes

    The Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research (Global Network) supports and conducts clinical trials in resource-limited countries by pairing foreign and U.S. investigators, with the goal of ev...

    Carl L Bose, Melissa Bauserman, Robert L Goldenberg, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Elizabeth M McClure, Omrana Pasha, Waldemar A Carlo, Ana Garces, Janet L Moore, Menachem Miodovnik and Marion Koso-Thomas

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S1

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  2. Research

    Data quality monitoring and performance metrics of a prospective, population-based observational study of maternal and newborn health in low resource settings

    To describe quantitative data quality monitoring and performance metrics adopted by the Global Network’s (GN) Maternal Newborn Health Registry (MNHR), a maternal and perinatal population-based registry (MPPBR)...

    Shivaprasad S Goudar, Kristen B Stolka, Marion Koso-Thomas, Narayan V Honnungar, Shivanand C Mastiholi, Umesh Y Ramadurg, Sangappa M Dhaded, Omrana Pasha, Archana Patel, Fabian Esamai, Elwyn Chomba, Ana Garces, Fernando Althabe, Waldemar A Carlo, Robert L Goldenberg, Patricia L Hibberd…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S2

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  3. Research

    Establishment of a Maternal Newborn Health Registry in the Belgaum District of Karnataka, India

    Pregnancy-related vital registration is important to inform policy to reduce maternal, fetal and newborn mortality, yet few systems for capturing accurate data are available in low-middle income countries wher...

    Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Richard J Derman, Narayan V Honnungar, Naresh K Tyagi, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Shivanand C Mastiholi, Janet L Moore, Elizabeth M McClure, Nancy Sloan and Robert L Goldenberg

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S3

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  4. Research

    Lost to follow-up among pregnant women in a multi-site community based maternal and newborn health registry: a prospective study

    It is important when conducting epidemiologic studies to closely monitor lost to follow up (LTFU) rates. A high LTFU rate may lead to incomplete study results which in turn can introduce bias to the trial or s...

    Irene Marete, Constance Tenge, Carolyne Chemweno, Sherri Bucher, Omrana Pasha, Umesh Y Ramadurg, Shivanand C Mastiholi, Melody Chiwila, Archana Patel, Fernando Althabe, Ana Garces, Janet L Moore, Edward A Liechty, Richard J Derman, Patricia L Hibberd, K Michael Hambidge…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S4

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  5. Research

    Risk factors for maternal death and trends in maternal mortality in low- and middle-income countries: a prospective longitudinal cohort analysis

    Because large, prospective, population-based data sets describing maternal outcomes are typically not available in low- and middle-income countries, it is difficult to monitor maternal mortality rates over tim...

    Melissa Bauserman, Adrien Lokangaka, Vanessa Thorsten, Antoinette Tshefu, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, Sarah Saleem, Omrana Pasha, Archana Patel, Albert Manasyan, Mabel Berrueta, Bhala Kodkany, Elwyn Chomba, Edward A Liechty, K Michael Hambidge…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S5

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  6. Research

    Neonatal mortality and coverage of essential newborn interventions 2010 - 2013: a prospective, population-based study from low-middle income countries

    Approximately 3 million neonatal deaths occur each year worldwide. Simple interventions have been tested and found to be effective in reducing the neonatal mortality. In order to effectively implement public h...

    Sangappa M Dhaded, Manjunath S Somannavar, Sunil S Vernekar, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Musaku Mwenche, Richard Derman, Janet L Moore, Archana Patel, Omrana Pasha, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, Fernando Althabe, Elwyn Chomba, Edward A Liechty, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S6

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  7. Research

    Adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in adolescent pregnancies: The Global Network’s Maternal Newborn Health Registry study

    Adolescent girls between 15 and 19 years give birth to around 16 million babies each year, around 11% of births worldwide. We sought to determine whether adolescent mothers are at higher risk of maternal and p...

    Fernando Althabe, Janet L Moore, Luz Gibbons, Mabel Berrueta, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Elwyn Chomba, Richard J Derman, Archana Patel, Sarah Saleem, Omrana Pasha, Fabian Esamai, Ana Garces, Edward A Liechty, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Patricia L Hibberd…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S8

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  8. Research

    A prospective population-based study of maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes in the setting of prolonged labor, obstructed labor and failure to progress in low- and middle-income countries

    This population-based study sought to quantify maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality in low- and middle-income countries associated with obstructed labor, prolonged labor and failure to progres...

    Margo S Harrison, Sumera Ali, Omrana Pasha, Sarah Saleem, Fernando Althabe, Mabel Berrueta, Agustina Mazzoni, Elwyn Chomba, Waldemar A Carlo, Ana Garces, Nancy F Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, Shivaprasad S Goudar, SM Dhaded, Bhala Kodkany, Richard J Derman…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S9

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  9. Research

    Postpartum contraceptive use and unmet need for family planning in five low-income countries

    During the post-partum period, most women wish to delay or prevent future pregnancies. Despite this, the unmet need for family planning up to a year after delivery is higher than at any other time. This study ...

    Omrana Pasha, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Archana Patel, Ana Garces, Fabian Esamai, Elwyn Chomba, Janet L Moore, Bhalchandra S Kodkany, Sarah Saleem, Richard J Derman, Edward A Liechty, Patricia L Hibberd, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Waldemar A Carlo, Elizabeth M McClure…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S11

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  10. Research

    A prospective observational description of frequency and timing of antenatal care attendance and coverage of selected interventions from sites in Argentina, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia

    The Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research is one of the largest international networks for testing and generating evidence-based recommendations for improvement of maternal-child health in ...

    Sherri Bucher, Irene Marete, Constance Tenge, Edward A Liechty, Fabian Esamai, Archana Patel, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Bhalchandra Kodkany, Ana Garces, Elwyn Chomba, Fernando Althabe, Mabel Barreuta, Omrana Pasha, Patricia Hibberd, Richard J Derman, Kevin Otieno…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S12

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  11. Research

    Institutional deliveries and perinatal and neonatal mortality in Southern and Central India

    Skilled birth attendance and institutional delivery have been advocated for reducing maternal, perinatal and neonatal mortality (PMR and NMR). India has successfully implemented various strategies to promote s...

    Shivaprasad S Goudar, Norman Goco, Manjunath S Somannavar, Sunil S Vernekar, Ashalata A Mallapur, Janet L Moore, Dennis D Wallace, Nancy L Sloan, Archana Patel, Patricia L Hibberd, Marion Koso-Thomas, Elizabeth M McClure and Robert L Goldenberg

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S13

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  12. Research

    Trends in perinatal deaths from 2010 to 2013 in the Guatemalan Western Highlands

    While progress has been made in reducing neonatal mortality in Guatemala, stillbirth and maternal mortality rates remain high, especially among the indigenous populations, which have among the highest adverse ...

    Ana Garces, Elizabeth M Mcclure, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Lester Figueroa, Marta Lidia Aguilar, Janet L Moore and Robert L Goldenberg

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S14

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  13. Research

    Maternal and newborn outcomes in Pakistan compared to other low and middle income countries in the Global Network’s Maternal Newborn Health Registry: an active, community-based, pregnancy surveillance mechanism

    Despite global improvements in maternal and newborn health (MNH), maternal, fetal and newborn mortality rates in Pakistan remain stagnant. Using data from the Global Network’s Maternal Newborn Health Registry ...

    Omrana Pasha, Sarah Saleem, Sumera Ali, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Ana Garces, Fabian Esamai, Archana Patel, Elwyn Chomba, Fernando Althabe, Janet L Moore, Margo Harrison, Mabel B Berrueta, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Patricia L Hibberd, Waldemar A Carlo…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S15

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  14. Research

    Stillbirth rates in low-middle income countries 2010 - 2013: a population-based, multi-country study from the Global Network

    Stillbirth rates remain nearly ten times higher in low-middle income countries (LMIC) than high income countries. In LMIC, where nearly 98% of stillbirths worldwide occur, few population-based studies have doc...

    Elizabeth M McClure, Sarah Saleem, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Janet L Moore, Ana Garces, Fabian Esamai, Archana Patel, Elwyn Chomba, Fernando Althabe, Omrana Pasha, Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Carl L Bose, Mabel Berreuta, Edward A Liechty, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S7

    Published on: 8 June 2015

  15. Research

    Rates and determinants of early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusive breast feeding at 42 days postnatal in six low and middle-income countries: A prospective cohort study

    Early initiation of breastfeeding after birth and exclusive breastfeeding through six months of age confers many health benefits for infants; both are crucial high impact, low-cost interventions. However, dete...

    Archana Patel, Sherri Bucher, Yamini Pusdekar, Fabian Esamai, Nancy F Krebs, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Elwyn Chomba, Ana Garces, Omrana Pasha, Sarah Saleem, Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Edward A Liechty, Bhala Kodkany, Richard J Derman, Waldemar A Carlo, K Michael Hambidge…

    Reproductive Health 2015 12(Suppl 2):S10

    Published on: 8 June 2015