First study of use of the WHO Childbirth Care Guide

By 2030, cesarean sections could account for almost 3 in 10 births worldwide. And, in 3 decades, the global rate grew almost 20%, often without a clear medical indication and exposing women and children to avoidable complications.

To contribute to improving this situation, our Maternal and Child Health Research Department participated in a pilot study in 4 hospitals in India that reveals that the implementation of the WHO Childbirth Care Guide can reduce complications by 15%. unnecessary cesarean sections, improving care without causing harm. 

This is the first randomized clinical trial in the world to evaluate this tool and was published in Nature Medicine.

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