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Table 2 Ranked additional lives saved per LiST intervention by maternal and child lives saved and stillbirths prevented 2019 if fully scaled up (95 %) from baseline

From: Strategic planning for saving the lives of mothers, newborns and children and preventing stillbirths in KwaZulu-Natal province South Africa: modelling using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)

Rank Interventions saving maternal lives Total lives saved % of lives saved Interventions saving child lives (0–60 months) Total lives saved % of lives saved Interventions preventing stillbirths Total lives saved % of lives saved
1 Labour and delivery managementa 146 25.4 Promotion of breastfeeding 1332 10.9 Labour and delivery managementa 2132 47.1
2 Early detection and treatment of HIV (pregnant women) 137 23.8 Hand washing with soap 909 7.4 Syphilis detection and treatment 962 21.3
3 TB treatment in pregnant women 83 14.4 Labour and delivery managementa 895 7.3 Foetal growth restriction detection and management 577 12.8
4 Safe abortion services 58 10.1 Water connection in the home 867 7.1 All other interventions (5) 785 17
5 Inter-facility transport 26 4.5 Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) 721 5.9    
6 All other interventions (9) 110 19 Antenatal corticosteroids for preterm labour 636 5.2    
7     Full supportive care for sepsis/pneumonia 609 5.0    
8     Pneumococcal Vaccine 598 4.9    
9     Therapeutic feeding - for severe wasting 552 4.5    
10     ORS - oral rehydration solution 540 4.4    
11     PMTCT - Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV 461 3.8    
12     Improved sanitation - Utilization of latrines or toilets 458 3.7    
13     All other interventions (23) 3662 30    
  Maternal lives saved by top five interventions 2015-2019 450 81 Child lives saved by top 12 interventions 2015-2019 8578 70 Stillbirths prevented by top 3 interventions 2015-2019 3671 83
  Total maternal lives saved 2015-2019 560 100 Total child Lives saved 2015-2019 12240 100 Total stillbirths prevented 2015-2019 4456 100
  1. aCommon intervention