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Quality of Routine Labor and Delivery Care in Uttar Pradesh, India: Are Private Facilities Better?

While studies of public facilities in India have indicated generally poor quality of care, evidence from private facilities—particularly for normal labor and delivery—is scarce. In an effort to address this evidence gap, a recent article from the Bulletin of the World Health Organization assessed the quality of essential obstetric and newborn care during routine labor and delivery in Uttar Pradesh, India...read more

Categories: Quality of Maternal Health Care

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Tanzania: Zero maternal mortality on focus as 100 health centres on cards

The experiences of women with maternal near miss and their perception of quality of care in Kelantan, Malaysia: A qualitative study

Childbirth in Malawi: ‘I travelled to find the right blood, while my wife lay dying’

The effect of performance-based financing on maternal healthcare use in Burundi: A two-wave pooled cross-sectional analysis

Ethiopia: Nation gets first ever maternal ICU

A Pre-Discharge Checklist for Improving Facility-Based Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns

In the postpartum room of Nzige Health Center in Rwanda, a mother and newborn are attended by an MCSP-trained midwife. (Courtesy of Jhpiego/Guido Dingemans)

Globally, 45% of postpartum maternal deaths occur on the day of birth, and 66% take place during the first week after birth. A new postnatal care pre-discharge checklist and poster developed by USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program advance high-quality, evidence-based postnatal care practices to improve care during this critical period...read more

Categories: Contributor Posts Maternal Health

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Is time of birth a predictor of adverse perinatal outcome? A hospital-based cross-sectional study in a low-resource setting, Tanzania