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Research Article

An Autopsy Study of Maternal Mortality in Mozambique: The Contribution of Infectious Diseases

  • Clara Menéndez mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: menendez@clinic.ub.es

    Affiliations: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, Centro de Investigaçao em Saude de Manhiça (CISM), Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Cleofé Romagosa,

    Affiliations: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, Centro de Investigaçao em Saude de Manhiça (CISM), Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Mamudo R Ismail,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Maputo Central Hospital, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Carla Carrilho,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Maputo Central Hospital, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Francisco Saute,

    Affiliation: National Malaria Control Program, Ministry of Health, Mozambique

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  • Nafissa Osman,

    Affiliation: Department of Gynaecology, Maputo Central Hospital, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Fernanda Machungo,

    Affiliation: Department of Gynaecology, Maputo Central Hospital, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Azucena Bardaji,

    Affiliations: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, Centro de Investigaçao em Saude de Manhiça (CISM), Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Llorenç Quintó,

    Affiliation: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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  • Alfredo Mayor,

    Affiliation: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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  • Denise Naniche,

    Affiliation: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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  • Carlota Dobaño,

    Affiliation: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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  • Pedro L Alonso,

    Affiliations: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, Centro de Investigaçao em Saude de Manhiça (CISM), Maputo, Mozambique

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  • Jaume Ordi

    Affiliation: Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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  • Published: February 19, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050044

About the Authors

Clara Menéndez, Cleofé Romagosa, Azucena Bardaji, Llorenç Quintó, Alfredo Mayor, Denise Naniche, Carlota Dobaño, Pedro L Alonso, Jaume Ordi
Barcelona Center for International Health Research (CRESIB) and Department of Pathology, Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigaçions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Clara Menéndez, Cleofé Romagosa, Azucena Bardaji, Pedro L Alonso
Centro de Investigaçao em Saude de Manhiça (CISM), Maputo, Mozambique
Mamudo R Ismail, Carla Carrilho
Department of Pathology, Maputo Central Hospital, Maputo, Mozambique
Francisco Saute
National Malaria Control Program, Ministry of Health, Mozambique
Nafissa Osman, Fernanda Machungo
Department of Gynaecology, Maputo Central Hospital, Universidad Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

Corresponding Author

Email: menendez@clinic.ub.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CM and JO participated in the conception, design, and conduction of the study, wrote the manuscript, and approved the final version of the manuscript. CR participated in the design and conduction of the study, wrote the manuscript, and approved the final version of the manuscript. MRI, CC, FS, NO, FM, AB, AM, and DN participated in the conduction of the study, wrote the manuscript, and approved the final version of the manuscript. LQ participated in the design of the study and analysis, wrote the manuscript, and approved the final version of the manuscript. PLA participated in the conception and design of the study, wrote the manuscript, and approved the final version of the manuscript.