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Research Article

Costs of Inaction on Maternal Mortality: Qualitative Evidence of the Impacts of Maternal Deaths on Living Children in Tanzania

  • Alicia Ely Yamin mail,

    ayamin@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, Franςois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Vanessa M. Boulanger,

    Affiliation: Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, Franςois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kathryn L. Falb,

    Affiliations: Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, Franςois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Jane Shuma,

    Affiliations: Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, Franςois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, Franςois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Jennifer Leaning

    Affiliations: Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: August 19, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071674
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Alicia Ely Yamin, Jennifer Leaning
Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Alicia Ely Yamin, Vanessa M. Boulanger, Kathryn L. Falb, Jane Shuma
Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, Franςois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Kathryn L. Falb
Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Jane Shuma
Program on the Health Rights of Women and Children, Franςois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Jennifer Leaning
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ayamin@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AEY KLF JL. Performed the experiments: AEY VMB KLF JS. Analyzed the data: VMB KLF. Wrote the paper: AEY VMB KLF JS JL.