This is important because the NCCEMD
process does not address the 'near-misses', and therefore does not quantify the true extent of the problem.
has produced three reports to date, using information derived from the maternal death notification system.
The first author of the article, NCCEMD
deputy chairperson Dr Sue Fawcus, said the figures were alarming because causes had been highlighted previously.
made 10 Key Recommendations in each of the last four reports.
is a ministerial committee of experts representing obstetrics, midwifery, anaesthesia and representatives from each of the 9 provinces with the Department of Health's support.
A monograph on PPH produced by the NCCEMD
last year contains clear guidelines for doctors, midwives and paramedics on how to manage women with massive PPH.
As early as 2011, the National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD
) highlighted the concern of haemorrhage associated with caesarean delivery (CD) in an article published in the SAMJ entitled "Haemorrhage associated with caesarean section in South Africa-be aware'.
In the latest (2011-2013) Saving Mothers report, the National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD
) highlights the large number of maternal deaths associated with CS.
 This is particularly disappointing given the efforts on the part of the NDoH and the National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in South Africa (NCCEMD
) to provide information such as guidelines and protocols and to give all healthcare providers involved in maternity care this information.
The National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in South Africa (NCCEMD
) has issued an alert regarding the continuing high levels of maternal deaths due to obstetric haemorrhage, the majority of which are judged to be preventable.
The National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in South Africa (SA) (NCCEMD
) has published triennial reports of maternal deaths  since its inception in 1998.
Maternal death and CS in SA--results from the 2011-2013 Saving Mothers Report of the National Committee for Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths (NCCEMD