Existence and functionality of emergency obstetric care services at district level in Kenya: theoretical coverage versus reality

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  • Elizabeth Echoka
  • Yeri Kombe
  • Dominique Dubourg
  • Anselimo Makokha
  • Bjørg Evjen-Olsen
  • Moses Mwangi
  • Byskov, Jens
  • Øystein Evjen Olsen
  • Richard Mutisya
The knowledge on emergency obstetric care (EmOC) is limited in Kenya, where only partial data from sub-national studies exist. The EmOC process indicators have also not been integrated into routine health management information system to monitor progress in safe motherhood interventions both at national and lower levels of the health system. In a country with a high maternal mortality burden, the implication is that decision makers are unaware of the extent of need for life-saving care and, therefore, where to intervene. The objective of the study was to assess the actual existence and functionality of EmOC services at district level.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer113
TidsskriftB M C Health Services Research
Vol/bind13
Antal sider9
ISSN1472-6963
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013

    Forskningsområder

  • Det tidligere LIFE - Kenya, Marernal health, Emergency of obstetric care, Life-saving

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