Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (7 of 7)

Mobilizing resources to accelerate innovative solutions

Craig E. Rubens, Michael G. Gravett, Cesar G. Victora, Toni M. Nunes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Background: Preterm birth and stillbirth are complex local and global health problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach and an international commitment. Stakeholders developed recommendations for a Global Action Agenda (GAA) at the 2009 International Conference on Prematurity and Stillbirth. The primary goal of this GAA is to forge a collaborative effort toward achieving common goals to prevent preterm birth and stillbirth, and to improve related maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes.Conference participants: GAPPS co-convened this four-day conference with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, March of Dimes, PATH, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Participants included about 200 leading international researchers, policymakers, health care practitioners and philanthropists. A near-final draft of this report was sent three weeks in advance to help co-chairs and participants prepare for workgroup discussions.Global Action Agenda: Twelve thematic workgroups, composed of interdisciplinary experts, made recommendations on short-, intermediate-, and long-term milestones, and success metrics. Recommendations are based on the following themes: (1) advance discovery of the magnitude, causes and innovative solutions; (2) promote development and delivery of low-cost, proven interventions; (3) improve advocacy efforts to increase awareness that preterm birth and stillbirth are leading contributors to the global health burden; (4) increase resources for research and implementation; and (5) consider ethical and social justice implications throughout all efforts.Summary: The conference provided an unprecedented opportunity for maternal, newborn and child health stakeholders to create a collaborative strategy for addressing preterm birth and stillbirth globally. Participants and others have already completed or launched work on key milestones identified in the GAA. Updates will be provided at www.gapps.org.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS7
JournalBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Volume10
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 23 2010
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Stillbirth
Premature Birth
United Nations
Social Justice
Research Personnel
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cite this

Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (7 of 7) : Mobilizing resources to accelerate innovative solutions. / Rubens, Craig E.; Gravett, Michael G.; Victora, Cesar G.; Nunes, Toni M.

In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 10, No. SUPPL. 1, S7, 23.02.2010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rubens, Craig E. ; Gravett, Michael G. ; Victora, Cesar G. ; Nunes, Toni M. / Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (7 of 7) : Mobilizing resources to accelerate innovative solutions. In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2010 ; Vol. 10, No. SUPPL. 1.
@article{7502055fdc1d4898a4e246851ee5e9e3,
title = "Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (7 of 7): Mobilizing resources to accelerate innovative solutions",
abstract = "Background: Preterm birth and stillbirth are complex local and global health problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach and an international commitment. Stakeholders developed recommendations for a Global Action Agenda (GAA) at the 2009 International Conference on Prematurity and Stillbirth. The primary goal of this GAA is to forge a collaborative effort toward achieving common goals to prevent preterm birth and stillbirth, and to improve related maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes.Conference participants: GAPPS co-convened this four-day conference with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, March of Dimes, PATH, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Participants included about 200 leading international researchers, policymakers, health care practitioners and philanthropists. A near-final draft of this report was sent three weeks in advance to help co-chairs and participants prepare for workgroup discussions.Global Action Agenda: Twelve thematic workgroups, composed of interdisciplinary experts, made recommendations on short-, intermediate-, and long-term milestones, and success metrics. Recommendations are based on the following themes: (1) advance discovery of the magnitude, causes and innovative solutions; (2) promote development and delivery of low-cost, proven interventions; (3) improve advocacy efforts to increase awareness that preterm birth and stillbirth are leading contributors to the global health burden; (4) increase resources for research and implementation; and (5) consider ethical and social justice implications throughout all efforts.Summary: The conference provided an unprecedented opportunity for maternal, newborn and child health stakeholders to create a collaborative strategy for addressing preterm birth and stillbirth globally. Participants and others have already completed or launched work on key milestones identified in the GAA. Updates will be provided at www.gapps.org.",
author = "Rubens, {Craig E.} and Gravett, {Michael G.} and Victora, {Cesar G.} and Nunes, {Toni M.}",
year = "2010",
month = "2",
day = "23",
doi = "10.1186/1471-2393-10-S1-S7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "10",
journal = "BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth",
issn = "1471-2393",
publisher = "BioMed Central",
number = "SUPPL. 1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (7 of 7)

T2 - Mobilizing resources to accelerate innovative solutions

AU - Rubens, Craig E.

AU - Gravett, Michael G.

AU - Victora, Cesar G.

AU - Nunes, Toni M.

PY - 2010/2/23

Y1 - 2010/2/23

N2 - Background: Preterm birth and stillbirth are complex local and global health problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach and an international commitment. Stakeholders developed recommendations for a Global Action Agenda (GAA) at the 2009 International Conference on Prematurity and Stillbirth. The primary goal of this GAA is to forge a collaborative effort toward achieving common goals to prevent preterm birth and stillbirth, and to improve related maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes.Conference participants: GAPPS co-convened this four-day conference with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, March of Dimes, PATH, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Participants included about 200 leading international researchers, policymakers, health care practitioners and philanthropists. A near-final draft of this report was sent three weeks in advance to help co-chairs and participants prepare for workgroup discussions.Global Action Agenda: Twelve thematic workgroups, composed of interdisciplinary experts, made recommendations on short-, intermediate-, and long-term milestones, and success metrics. Recommendations are based on the following themes: (1) advance discovery of the magnitude, causes and innovative solutions; (2) promote development and delivery of low-cost, proven interventions; (3) improve advocacy efforts to increase awareness that preterm birth and stillbirth are leading contributors to the global health burden; (4) increase resources for research and implementation; and (5) consider ethical and social justice implications throughout all efforts.Summary: The conference provided an unprecedented opportunity for maternal, newborn and child health stakeholders to create a collaborative strategy for addressing preterm birth and stillbirth globally. Participants and others have already completed or launched work on key milestones identified in the GAA. Updates will be provided at www.gapps.org.

AB - Background: Preterm birth and stillbirth are complex local and global health problems requiring an interdisciplinary approach and an international commitment. Stakeholders developed recommendations for a Global Action Agenda (GAA) at the 2009 International Conference on Prematurity and Stillbirth. The primary goal of this GAA is to forge a collaborative effort toward achieving common goals to prevent preterm birth and stillbirth, and to improve related maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes.Conference participants: GAPPS co-convened this four-day conference with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, March of Dimes, PATH, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Participants included about 200 leading international researchers, policymakers, health care practitioners and philanthropists. A near-final draft of this report was sent three weeks in advance to help co-chairs and participants prepare for workgroup discussions.Global Action Agenda: Twelve thematic workgroups, composed of interdisciplinary experts, made recommendations on short-, intermediate-, and long-term milestones, and success metrics. Recommendations are based on the following themes: (1) advance discovery of the magnitude, causes and innovative solutions; (2) promote development and delivery of low-cost, proven interventions; (3) improve advocacy efforts to increase awareness that preterm birth and stillbirth are leading contributors to the global health burden; (4) increase resources for research and implementation; and (5) consider ethical and social justice implications throughout all efforts.Summary: The conference provided an unprecedented opportunity for maternal, newborn and child health stakeholders to create a collaborative strategy for addressing preterm birth and stillbirth globally. Participants and others have already completed or launched work on key milestones identified in the GAA. Updates will be provided at www.gapps.org.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77249158495&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77249158495&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1186/1471-2393-10-S1-S7

DO - 10.1186/1471-2393-10-S1-S7

M3 - Article

VL - 10

JO - BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

JF - BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

SN - 1471-2393

IS - SUPPL. 1

M1 - S7

ER -