A New Perspective on Maternal Ill-health and Its Consequences

Mary Ellen Stanton, Neal Brandes


The purpose of the set of studies published in this issue of the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition is to examine long- and short-term consequences of maternal complications for mothers and newborns and to document the physical, social, psychological and economic impacts of maternal ill-health and maternal and perinatal death on women and others living in the family unit. This work reflects the spirit of President Obama’s Global Health Initiative that draws special attention to women- and girl-centred approaches as central to the advancement of health and development.

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