Press release: Stillbirths - The invisible public health problem

Call for action

Authors of The Lancet’s Stillbirths Series call for action to reach these goals by 2020:

  • For countries with a stillbirth rate of more than 5 per 1,000 births, at least a 50 percent reduction from the current rate;
  • For those nations with a current rate of under 5 per 1,000, to eliminate all preventable stillbirths and close equity gaps.