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Table 3 Ranked additional lives saved per LiST intervention by maternal and child lives saved and stillbirths prevented 2019 if fully scaled up to achievable levels 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 Early detection and treatment of HIV (pregnant women) 69 23.2 ORS - oral rehydration solution 877 12.5 Labour and delivery managementa 779 37.9
2 Labour and Delivery Managementa 53 17.8 Promotion of breastfeeding 655 9.3 Syphilis detection and treatment 764 37.2
3 TB treatment in pregnant women 43 14.4 Full supportive care for sepsis and pneumonia 559 7.9 All other interventions (5) 511 24.9
4 Safe abortion services 30 10 Handwashing with soap 434 6.1    
5 Maternal sepsis Case management 23 7.7 Oral Antibiotics: Case management of pneumonia in children 421 6.0    
6 All other interventions (9) 79 27 Therapeutic feeding for severe wasting 416 5.9    
7     Pneumococcal Vaccine 403 5.7    
8     Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) 362 5.1    
9     Neonatal resuscitation 350 5.0    
10     Labour and Delivery Managementa 317 4.5    
11     Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) 306 4.3    
12     PMTCT 288 4.1    
13     All other interventions (23) 1655 23.5    
  Maternal lives saved by top 5 interventions 2015-2019 218 74 Child lives saved by top 12 interventions 2015-2019 5388 77 Stillbirths prevented by top 3 interventions 2015-2019 1543 75
  Total maternal lives saved 2015-2019 297 100 Total child Lives saved 2015-2019 7 043 100 Total stillbirths prevented 2015-2019 2 054 100
  1. aCommon intervention