I am pleased to share with you findings from our recent paper on global stillbirth and social determinants of health published in Scientific Reports (a Nature Science journal). Stillbirth exact a significant personal toll on women who experience it; further, as an indicator of maternal-child health, it has being under-studied and under-appreciated, in planning and in global goal-setting frameworks. Our new study presents evidence that ties gender inequality, lack of antenatal care coverage, absence of skilled birth attendants at delivery to higher rates of stillbirths worldwide, and doing so hope to rectify policy and practice on this issue.

For ease of understanding, we have created an infographic below. Click here to read the paper and view the supplementary file.