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Improving birth outcomes : meeting the challenge in the developing world / Committee on Improving Birth Outcomes, Board on Global Health ; Judith R. Bale, Barbara J. Stoll, and Adetokunbo O. Lucas, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 0-309-08614-0, 0-309-52796-1 (PDF)

1. Infants (Newborn)—Developing countries—Mortality—Prevention. 2. Infants (Newborn)—Diseases—Developing countries—Prevention. 3. Fetal death—Developing countries—Prevention. 4. Fetus—Diseases—Developing countries—Prevention. 5. Mothers—Developing countries—Mortality—Prevention. 6. Infant health services—Developing countries. 7. Maternal health services—Developing countries. 8. Pregnancy—Complications—Developing countries—Prevention.

[DNLM: 1. Pregnancy Complications—prevention & control. 2. Pregnancy Outcome. 3. Developing Countries. 4. Infant Mortality. 5. Maternal Mortality. WQ 240 I34 2003] I. Bale, Judith R. II. Stoll, Barbara J. III. Lucas, Adetokunbo O. IV. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Improving Birth Outcomes.

RJ60.D44I465 2003

362.1′989201′091724—dc22

2003014374

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