Back 6 October 2015

Call for respondents: Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Survey

Maternal Death Surveillance and Response Survey

Information about the study

Maternal death surveillance and response (MDSR) which builds on maternal death reviews (MDR) is a key approach used in the pursuit of reducing preventable maternal deaths. This project is intended to be an in-depth critical evaluation of existing MDSR/MDR policy and legislation on a global scale, with a particular focus on the practical problems arising from implementation and how these problems have been, or could be, overcome. The project is being carried out under the auspices of the World Health Organisation by a research team based at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, with Options Consultancy Ltd on behalf of their Evidence for Action programme . The intention is to identify best practice from case studies taken from a selection of countries within each of the six WHO regions and, ultimately, to provide clear guidance on how MDSR/MDR policy and legislation can be effectively implemented to provide a sustainable, successful system.

This online survey is being conducted to better understand issues related to MDSR/MDR implementation in countries from an implementer/stakeholder’s perspective. Information from this survey will be used only for the purpose of developing guidance for effective MDSR/MDR policy and legislation implementation.

The anonymity of the respondents of this survey is guaranteed: names of respondents will not be disclosed to non-project staff nor will there be attribution of responses to individual respondents. 

Professor Rebecca M.M.Wallace
Research Professor of International Human Rights and Justice
The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Take part in the survey online.

The survey word document can be sent to Victoria Le May at or may be rerurned by post to: Options Consultancy Services Ltd, Ground Floor, Devon House, 58 St Katharine’s Way, London,  E1W 1LB.


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