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Maternal Death Reviews, or MDRs, investigate the medical causes and circumstances surrounding maternal deaths leading to a deeper understanding of the interrelated and often preventable factors leading to maternal deaths. Below are some CARE experiences conducting MDRs.

New Resource from the World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/healthinfo/statistics/verbalautopsystandards/en/
Overview
Understanding MDRs
Saving Mothers 2005-2007: Fourth Report on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in South Africa

Implementing Community-Based MDRs in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone project summary
Verbal Autopsy form for maternal death (22 pages)

Maternal Mortality in Honduras
Donor Report
Resumen Ejecutivo - Investigación MM
Executive Summary - MM Research
Tools (in Spanish)
GUIA_1 Familiares de la madre
GUIA_2 Familiares del nino
GUIA 3_Personal Secretaria de Salud
GUIA 4_Autoridades Locales
GUÍA_5 Mujeres sobrevivientes
GUIA 6_Voluntarios y parteras

CARE country offices that have conducted maternal death reviews:
Honduras
India
Nepal
Sierra Leone

For additional information, please contact Khrist Roy (kroy@care.org) or reprohealth@care.org.