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UNFPA Head Quarter Documentation Team observed a Verbal Autopsy of a Neonatal Death

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On 29th November 2014, Mr. Luc Forsyth and Mr. Axelrod Nicolas Paul, Consultants, UNFPA Head Quarter Documentation Team observed a Verbal Autopsy of a neonatal death in Moheshali Village, Jamalpur Union, Thakurgaon Sadar Upazila.

During the Autopsy conducted by Md. Golam Mostafa, Family Planning Inspector of Thakurgaon Sadar Upazila, the mother mentioned that she had home delivery with the attendance of one of her relatives. Immediately after the delivery, the newborn girl developed respiratory distress and was coughing. Seeing the fatal condition of the neonate, the family decided to take her to hospital. But she died on her way to hospital.

The visiting team expressed their deepest condolence to the deceased family for the unexpected death and urged the mother for facility delivery in her next pregnancy, of which she agreed. The Team expressed their satisfaction after observing the autopsy and took a short interview of the mother of the deceased newborn.

Md. Shamsuzzaman, Field District Officer, MNHI and CIPRB officials were present during the verbal autopsy.

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