Goals in Maternal and Perinatal Care in Latin America and The Caribbean

Authors

  • José M. Belizán MD, PhD,

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    1. formerly at the Latin American Center for Perinatology, PAHO/WHO, Montevideo, Uruguay, and is currently at the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
      * Dr. José M Belizán, School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Marcelo T de Alvear 2202, 1er Piso, (C1122AAJ) Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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  • María L. Cafferata MD,

    1. formerly at the Latin American Center for Perinatology, PAHO/WHO, and currently are at the Perinatal Research Unit, Clinical Hospital, Montevideo, Uruguay.
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  • María Belizán MSc,

    1. Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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  • Giselle Tomasso MD,

    1. formerly at the Latin American Center for Perinatology, PAHO/WHO, and currently are at the Perinatal Research Unit, Clinical Hospital, Montevideo, Uruguay.
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  • Beverley Chalmers DSc(Med), PhD

    1. International Health Consultant, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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* Dr. José M Belizán, School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Marcelo T de Alvear 2202, 1er Piso, (C1122AAJ) Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Ten goals have been developed to guide perinatal caregivers by the Latin American Centre for Perinatology (CLAP), a PAHO/WHO unit dedicated to improving perinatal care in Latin America and The Caribbean. The goals were inspired by the current troubled perinatal care situation, the need to make significant changes, principles of evidence-based medicine, and reviews of many sources from other regions or countries.

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