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WHO Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty (BOLD) project: innovating to improve quality of care around the time of childbirth

  • Olufemi T Oladapo1Email author,
  • João Paulo Souza2,
  • Meghan A Bohren1, 3,
  • Özge Tunçalp1,
  • Joshua P Vogel1,
  • Bukola Fawole4,
  • Kidza Mugerwa5 and
  • A Metin Gülmezoglu1
Reproductive Health201512:48

Received: 9 April 2015

Accepted: 14 April 2015

Published: 26 May 2015

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14 Apr 2015 Editorially accepted
26 May 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12978-015-0027-6

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Department of Social Medicine, Ribeirao Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda