Low Use of Skilled Attendants' Delivery Services in Rural Kenya


 
Language:

English

Authors:

Cotter K, Hawken M, Temmerman M

Series/Journal Title:

Journal of Health and Population Nutrition

Volume:

24

Issue:

4

Pages:

5

Description:

The aim of the study was to estimate the use of skilled attendants’ delivery services among users of antenatal care and the coverage of skilled attendants’ delivery services in the general population in Kikoneni location, Kenya. Antenatal care attendance, deliveries by skilled attendants, and the percentage of antenatal care attendees who delivered in a healthcare facility were assessed. Targeted programmatic efforts are necessary to increase skilled attendant-assisted births, with the ultimate goal of reducing maternal mortality. [from abstract]

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Geographic Focus

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