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Situational Analysis of Reporting and Recording of Maternal Deaths in Gandhinagar District, Gujarat State


  • Dileep V Mavalankar


  • Tapasvi I Puwar


  • Parvathy Sankara Raman


A situational analysis of recording and reporting maternal deaths in Gandhinagar district, Gujarat, India and to suggest improvements in the system for reporting and recording maternal deaths based on the findings. This qualitative study was conducted during June-August 2008 and analyzed maternal deaths occurred during April 2007–March 2008. To understand the current reporting system of maternal deaths, semi-structured interviews were conducted with all the concerned officials and offices. Forms and formats relating to death registration and registers containing information on deaths in the villages and towns were studied. Deaths of women in reproductive age group (15-49), reported by the district for the same year were also analyzed. Analysis of 15 verbal autopsy forms filled by the Medical Officers and Block Health Officers was also carried out using Epi Info software. Verbal autopsy method was used for in-depth understanding the circumstances and issues relating to 2 maternal deaths occurred during the study period and its reporting. A group meeting was conducted with Anganwadi workers to understand the reporting of maternal deaths through ICDS.

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  • Dileep V Mavalankar & Tapasvi I Puwar & Parvathy Sankara Raman, 2009. "Situational Analysis of Reporting and Recording of Maternal Deaths in Gandhinagar District, Gujarat State," Working Papers id:2222, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2222
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    maternal deaths; autopsy; Mumbai; gujarat state; maternal mortality ratio; MMR; south asia; NFHS; births; MDGs; Anganwadi workers; ICDS; women; reproductive age group;

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