Publications & Reports

GAPPS Team Members in Publication

For a list of publications published by members of our team click on their name below.

    Fernando Barros, MD, PhD
    Maneesh Batra, MD, MPH
    Zulfiqar Bhutta, MBBS, FRCP, FRCPCH, FCPS, PhD
    Michael Gravett, MD
    Thomas N.Hansen, MD
    Maureen Kelley, PhD
    Joy Lawn, BMedSci, MB BS, MRCP (Paeds), MPH
    Eve Lackritz, MD
    Craig E. Rubens, MD, PhD
    Cynthia Stanton, PhD, MPH
    Cesar G. Victora, MD, PhD

PubMed Abstracts for Related Topics
For lists of publication abstracts on PubMed for related topics click on the search term below. Keyword searches are those used in Article 3 of the Global Report on Preterm Birth and Stillbirth.

Perinatal Mortality
Fetal Death
Preterm Birth
Low Birth Weight and Low Birthweight


Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirths Series (2016)
GAPPS served on the Advisory Council for this series addressing the epidemic of stillbirths, which has been recognized as an essential part of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

Prevention of preterm birth: Harnessing science to address the global epidemic

This state-of-the-art review, authored by four GAPPS team members, was published in the November 2014 issue of Science Translational Medicine. 

A solution pathway for preterm birth: accelerating a priority research agenda
This comment published in Lancet Global Health issues a call-to-action to advance a comprehensive research agenda to address the global burden of preterm birth. 

Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth
GAPPS Executive Director Dr. Craig Rubens and Senior Program Officer Dr. Eve Lackrtiz contributed to this report highlighting the first-ever national, regional, and global estimates of preterm birth.
Download the report (pdf, 5.9 MB).

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
In the February 2012 issue of AJOG, GAPPS Scientific Director Dr. Michael Gravett contributed to a series of articles on classifying and defining the preterm birth syndrome:

The preterm birth syndrome: a prototype phenotypic classification
Challenges in defining and classifying the preterm birth syndrome
The preterm birth syndrome: issues to consider in creating a classification system

The Lancet Series (2011)
Authored by an international team, The Lancet series was orchestrated under the leadership of a GAPPS collaborative investigator, Dr. Joy Lawn, Saving Newborn Lives/Save the Children, Cape Town, South Africa; and Dr. Vicki Flenady, Mater Medical Research Institute and University of Queensland, Australia.

To read the articles, follow the links below:
The Lancet Series Paper 1: Stillbirths: Why They Matter
The Lancet Series Paper 2: Stillbirths: Where, When, Why?
The Lancet Series Paper 3, Stillbirths: What Can We Do at What Cost?
The Lancet Series Paper 4, Stillbirths: How Can Health Systems Deliver?
The Lancet Series Paper 5, Stillbirths: High-Income Countries
The Lancet Series Paper 6, Stillbirths: The Vision for 2020



Maternal Immunization Safety Monitoring in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Roadmap for Program Development

Maternal immunization holds the promise of reducing the global burden of morbidity and mortality in pregnant women and newborns, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where there is the greatest burden of vaccine-preventable disease and the most limited access to essential health services. Global efforts are underway to develop, evaluate, and implement new vaccines targeted specifically for use in pregnant women in LMICs. As these efforts go forward, it is a critical time to formulate an organized and comprehensive approach to monitoring safety of maternal immunizations in LMICs and tracking safety and effectiveness to ensure program success and public confidence. In response to this need, GAPPS, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and input from a large, multidisciplinary group of advisors, coauthors, technical experts, and stakeholders, developed a report summarizing existing programs and developed a roadmap to strengthen maternal immunization safety monitoring in LMICs. Access the full report here.

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Preterm Birth & Stillbirth
• WHO Recommendations on Interventions to Improve Preterm Birth Outcomes
• Global report on preterm birth & stillbirth: the foundation for innovative solutions and improved outcomes
Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention
• Silent loss and the clinical encounter: Parents’ and physicians’ experiences of stillbirth–a qualitative analysis
A framework for strategic investments in research to reduce the global burden of preterm birth
• Preventing preterm births: analysis of trends and potential reductions with interventions in 39 countries with very high human development index

Newborn and Child Health Topics
2012 Africa Child Survival Scorecard (.pdf)
UNICEF The State of the World’s Children 2009: Maternal and Newborn Health
UNICEF The State of the World’s Children 2008: Child Survival
The Lancet Neonatal survival series

Maternal Health Topics
State of the World's Mothers 2010
UN Maternal Mortality Report
WHO Making Pregnancy Safer
White Ribbon Alliance: Saving Mothers’ Lives: What Works

Global Health Topics
The U.S. Government's Efforts to Address Global Maternal, Newborn and Child Health: The Global Health Initiative and Beyond
• UN Millennium Development Goals
Department of Health and Human Services Global Health Strategy (.pdf)
WHO Global Burden of Disease
WHO the World Health Report
Two Decades of Progress: USAID's Child Survival and Maternal Health Program
Frontline Health Workers: The Best Way to Save Livs, Accelerate Progress on Global Health, and Help Advocate U.S. Interests
Health Sector Budget Advocacy: A Guide for Civil Society Organizations - Save the Children
• Washington State Global Health Landscape Study (WGHA, 2015)

Research Effectiveness
Institute of Medicine’s Initial National Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research


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