Magnitude of Sudden Infants Deaths, maternal mortality and Still Births in Pakistan


  • Ayisha Shabbir University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Hina Asif Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mahvish Kabir Department of Biotechnology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan



SIDS, maternal mortality, sudden intra uterine death, stillbirths, Pakistan


SIDS, SIUD, stillbirths and maternal mortality is an alarming condition in low income countries like Pakistan as Pakistan is a country with highest morbidity in such cases all over the world. Although research is ongoing across the globe to reduce the burden of such devastating situation but it continues to rise in Pakistan due to some known and unknown reasons. It is recommended that the pathophysiological basis of the SIDS should be investigated by continued research. To decrease the magnitude of SIDS, SIUD, stillbirths and maternal mortality in Pakistan numerous precautionary measures are required to be taken by NGOs, Government and policy makers. Trained healthcare professionals, midwives, traditional birth attendants should be sent to rural areas to help and increase awareness. A national center should be made on urgent basis to monitor and register such cases, provide health care facilities and guidance, make laws of compulsory investigation and autopsy of sudden death of fetus or infants and implement and enforce these laws. A databank should be made with preserved tissues of such victims for further diagnosis and research. Preventable stillbirths must be avoided by taking necessary measures.


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DOI: 10.54393/mjz.v2i1.25
Published: 2021-06-30

How to Cite

Shabbir, A. ., Asif, H. ., & Kabir, M. (2021). Magnitude of Sudden Infants Deaths, maternal mortality and Still Births in Pakistan. MARKHOR (The Journal of Zoology), 2(1), 05–14.



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