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Improving essential obstetric and newborn care in resource-poor countries

Grady, K., Ameh, Charles ORCID:, Adegoke, Adetoro, Kongnyuy, E., Dornan, J., Falconer, T., Islam, M. and Van Den Broek, Nynke ORCID: (2011) 'Improving essential obstetric and newborn care in resource-poor countries'. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol 31, Issue 1, pp. 18-23.

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Skilled birth attendance (SBA) and essential obstetric care (EOC) are key strategies for reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity globally. Lack of adequately trained competent staff is a key barrier to achieving this.We assessed the effectiveness of a new package of ‘Life Saving Skills – Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care Training’ (LSS-EOC and NC) designed specifically
around the UN signal functions in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Among 600 healthcare providers (nurse-midwives,doctors, clinical officers and specialists), knowledge about the diagnosis and management of complications of pregnancy and childbirth as well as newborn care significantly increased (p50.001). There was measurable improvement in skills (p50.001), and participants expressed a high level of satisfaction with the training. The training package was found to meet the needs of healthcare providers, increased awareness of the need for evidence-based care and encouraged teamwork.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency, essential, newborn care, obstetric care, staff, training
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 108 Preventive health services. Preventive medicine. Travel Medicine.
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
WQ Obstetrics > Pregnancy Complications > WQ 240 Pregnancy complications (General)
WS Pediatrics > By Age Groups > WS 420 Newborn infants. Neonatology
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Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2011 15:20
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