Death mapping helps local level managers to identify high-risk locations for maternal and perinatal deaths and to strengthen health services to prevent these unwanted deaths. Mapping of deaths by capturing each of the maternal, neonatal death and stillbirth in the community which can identify most vulnerable areas in the community.
Maternal and neonatal death review (MNDR) system has been adopted from a World Health Organization [WHO] model “Beyond the Number” in a district during 2010 under the joint GoB-UN Maternal and Neonatal Health Initiatives (MNHI). Community death notification is one of the major components of the MNDR system which allows death notification reporting within the community by the government health and family planning staff. The death notification information is useful to prepare local action plans, addressing death dense areas and also identifying underlying causes of death.