Medical journals and Wikipedia: a global health matter

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Files
1520.pdf(35.59 KB)
Published Version
Date
2016-11
Authors
Masukume, Gwinyai
Kipersztok, Lisa
Das, Diptanshu
Shafee, Thomas M. A.
Laurent, Michaël R.
Heilman, James M.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Elsevier
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Journal Issue
Abstract
Approximately 7000 stillbirths occur daily worldwide, and the vast majority of them (98%) Approximately 7000 stillbirths occur daily worldwide, and the vast majority of them (98%) take place in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite this enormous burden, progress to reduce the death toll is slow and insufficient. WHO released its Making every baby count guide in 2016, which includes strategies aimed at addressing the challenge of stillbirths. Given the flurry of activity and attention on stillbirths from the Lancet Stillbirth Epidemiology investigator group and WHO, we expect that the wealth of information about stillbirths that is generated will filter down in a timely manner to where it is needed most: the general public.
Description
Keywords
Stillbirths , Lancet Stillbirth Epidemiology investigator group , Medicine Journals , Medicine , Wikipedia , WHO , Open Access , Public health promotion , Global healt , Making every baby count guide , Online health information
Citation
Masukume, G., Kipersztok, L., Das, D., Shafee, T. M. A., Laurent, M. R. and Heilman, J. M.(2016) ‘Medical journals and Wikipedia: a global health matter’, The Lancet Global Health, 4, e791. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30254-6