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About the workshop

Reliable estimates for maternal deaths and sound scientific methods for calculating maternal mortality are essential for policymakers and public health officials working to improve the health of women and children. By convening this workshop in Sri Lanka, we brought together a selected group of academics, researchers, and Ministry of Health officials interested in global health to discuss maternal mortality trends across Asia and to consider the strengths and weaknesses of current scientific approaches to estimating maternal mortality. With a wide array of participants, we collectively explored factors that drive maternal mortality around the world and how they affect local communities in Asia, and examined previous estimates and upcoming challenges in the region.