• Editorial

Improved data informs efforts to end preventable stillbirths

Citation

McClure, E. M., & Goldenberg, R. L. (2016). Improved data informs efforts to end preventable stillbirths. Lancet Global Health, 4(2), E70-E71. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00317-4, 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00317-4

Abstract

Provides an important contribution to global health through a robust modelling effort to estimate the global stillbirth rates at 28 weeks or more on both a country and regional basis. Crucially, they use consistent methods and extensive data sources to determine stillbirth trends over time since 2000. With the improved modelling, the global stillbirth rate in 2015 is now estimated to be 18·4 per 1000 births, a 24% decrease from the estimated global stillbirth rate of 24·7 per 1000 births in 2000.