Addressing the epidemic of stillbirths has been recognised as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.
This was expressed in the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, launched at the UN General Assembly in 2015.
A second Lancet Series of five papers on stillbirths offers a roadmap for eliminating, by 2030, one the most neglected tragedies in global health today.
Join the Call to Action demanding the international community, governments and communities to support:
- INTENTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Ensure efforts to address stillbirths are at the centre of implementation plansfor women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
- INCREASED VOICE: Empower community groups, including women’s groups and affected families, to raise their voices to formulate plans to reduce stillbirths and hold decision-makers to account.
- IMPLEMENTATION:Ensure stillbirth prevention is integrated into programming for women’s and children’s health with specific interventions on stillbirths to improve quality care in pregnancy and childbirth.
- INDICATORS TO MEASURE IMPACT: Address data gaps by tracking stillbirths and ensure effective coverage of quality care
- INVESTIGATION: Invest in more research to end stillbirths and care for affected families.