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South Africa Saving Mothers 1999-2001


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in South Africa
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1999 - 12/2001
Series or system 
South Africa Saving Mothers
Data type

The Saving Mothers Report provides numbers and causes of maternal deaths in South Africa, as well as data on associated risk factors, including HIV infection. Most of these reported deaths occurred at health facilities; only a small percentage were recorded as home deaths.

Tables in this report show underlying causes of death by age group and primary causes of death by province. The Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (CEMD) system began in South Africa in 1997.

Publication year 
Suggested citation 
National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (South Africa). South Africa Saving Mothers 1999-2001. Pretoria, South Africa: Department of Health (South Africa), 2002.