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Using New Genomic Approaches to Investigate Causes of Maternal Sepsis Among Women Delivering in Sub-Saharan Africa

Annettee Nakimuli of Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Uganda aims at using new genomic approaches to identify pathogens that cause fever (sepsis) among pregnant women. Sepsis is one of the major causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality globally, responsible for over 15% of maternal and neonatal deaths.

More information about Top Priorities for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in Africa

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