What is it about?

This is the publication of a protocol that we used to conduct a study on maternal mortality in Zimbabwe which collected data from hospitals and the birth and death registration system. The protocol explains the design of the study and the methods used to collect the data in this innovative study.

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Why is it important?

The paper is essential because other researchers can learn from this study design and methodology and use the same methods to conduct maternal mortality studies in the countries and study locations of their interest.


We did a fascinating study using this protocol. We learned a lot about our maternal health programs and health system related to maternal health and their challenges as we implemented this protocol. Any researchers using this methodology are bound to obtain exciting findings from their setting.

Reuben Musarandega
University of Pretoria

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This page is a summary of: Protocol for analysing the epidemiology of maternal mortality in Zimbabwe: A civil registration and vital statistics trend study, PLoS ONE, June 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252106.
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