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Ensuring effective Essential Obstetric Care in resource poor settings

Kongnyuy, Eugene J., Hofman, Jan and Van Den Broek, Nynke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8523-2684 (2009) 'Ensuring effective Essential Obstetric Care in resource poor settings'. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol 116, Issue S1, pp. 41-47.

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Abstract

Although Emergency Obstetric Care (EOC) is globally accepted as a key strategy to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality, there is still a lot of debate surrounding its use - What is EOC? Is it evidence-based? How can we measure it? How can we improve access to EOC? This paper attempts to answer these questions. Although there are no randomized controlled trials, there is strong evidence from quasi-experimental, observational and ecological studies that EOC should be a critical component of any programme to reduce maternal mortality. This paper also identifies the barriers to accessing EOC and proposes strategies to overcome them which could contribute to achieving Millennium Development Goal 5.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency Obstetric Care Essential Obstetric Care EOC EmOC MATERNITY WAITING HOMES HEALTH-SERVICES MORTALITY COMMUNITY AFRICA COUNTRIES COST AVAILABILITY EMERGENCIES BANGLADESH
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics > WQ 100 General works
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02332.x
Depositing User: Users 19 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 15:58
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 12:59
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/305

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