What is it about?
Extending from her Heart of Soweto and Heart of Africa Studies, Sliwa investigated late maternal mortality rates and uncovered a flaw in the 42-day reporting period which was leading to gaps in care and fragmented provision.
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Why is it important?
Sliwa's 2016 paper in the Lancet, showed how the standard 42-day reporting period for maternal deaths related to cardiovascular conditions was leading to missed opportunities to protect women from risk.
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This page is a summary of: Late Maternal Death due to Cardiovascular Disease, European Heart Journal, June 2018, Oxford University Press (OUP), DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy279.
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