Received: 10 January 2020
Accepted: 29 November 2020
First Online: 19 February 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The medical ethical review board of the Surinamese Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects [Reference number: VG 006-15] approved the RAMoS on March 9th, 2015 and an amendment to share anonymized cases with the Jamaican and Dutch maternal mortality committee [May 23rd, 2018; Reference number: VG 006-16 A]. The chair of the Jamaican and Dutch committees signed an agreement that cases will only be used for research purposes.
: This manuscript contains individual deceased person’s data in an anonymized aggregated form. Consent was obtained from the Ministry of Health, and personal consent was not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. The authors alone are responsible for the contents and writing of the paper.