maternal health services
Summary: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Publications288 found, 100 shown here
- Low use of skilled attendants' delivery services in rural KenyaKristen Cotter
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
J Health Popul Nutr 24:467-71. 2006..Targeted programmatic efforts are necessary to increase skilled attendant-assisted births, with the ultimate goal of reducing maternal mortality...
- Achieving child survival goals: potential contribution of community health workersAndy Haines
Director s office, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Lancet 369:2121-31. 2007..The introduction of large-scale programmes for community health workers requires evaluation to document the impact on child survival and cost effectiveness and to elucidate factors associated with success and sustainability...
- Use pattern of maternal health services and determinants of skilled care during delivery in Southern Tanzania: implications for achievement of MDG-5 targetsRose Nm Mpembeni
School of Public Health and Social Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, P O Box 65015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:29. 2007..For this reason, the proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel is one of the indicators used to monitor progress towards the achievement of the MDG-5 of improving maternal health...
- The prevalence of maternal near miss: a systematic reviewO Tuncalp
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
BJOG 119:653-61. 2012..Severe maternal morbidity or 'near miss' is a promising indicator to improve quality of obstetric care...
- The role of health extension workers in improving utilization of maternal health services in rural areas in Ethiopia: a cross sectional studyAraya Medhanyie
Department of Public Health, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
BMC Health Serv Res 12:352. 2012..This initiative has been called the health extension program. Very few studies have investigated the role of these community health workers in improving utilization of maternal health services.
- Maternal near miss--towards a standard tool for monitoring quality of maternal health careLale Say
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 23:287-96. 2009..The practical implementation of maternal near miss concept should provide an important contribution to improving quality of obstetric care to reduce maternal deaths and improve maternal health...
- Mind the gap: equity and trends in coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health services in 54 Countdown countriesJ Ties Boerma
WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Lancet 371:1259-67. 2008..We have assessed equity and trends in coverage rates of a key set of interventions through a summary index, to provide overall insight into past performance and progress perspectives...
- Determinants of use of maternal health services in Nigeria--looking beyond individual and household factorsStella Babalola
Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:43. 2009Utilization of maternal health services is associated with improved maternal and neonatal health outcomes...
- The influence of distance and level of care on delivery place in rural Zambia: a study of linked national data in a geographic information systemSabine Gabrysch
Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht Karls Universitat, Heidelberg, Germany
PLoS Med 8:e1000394. 2011..The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of distance to care and level of care on women's use of health facilities for delivery in rural Zambia, and to compare their population impact to that of other important determinants...
- The evidence for emergency obstetric careA Paxton
Averting Maternal Death and Disability AMDD Program, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 60 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 88:181-93. 2005..We searched for evidence for the effectiveness of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) interventions in reducing maternal mortality primarily in developing countries...
- A systematic review of inequalities in the use of maternal health care in developing countries: examining the scale of the problem and the importance of contextLale Say
UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Bull World Health Organ 85:812-9. 2007..These findings emphasize the need to investigate and assess context-specific causes of varying use of maternal health care, if safe motherhood is to become a reality in developing countries...
- Using targeted vouchers and health equity funds to improve access to skilled birth attendants for poor women: a case study in three rural health districts in CambodiaPor Ir
Provincial Health Department, Ministry of Health, Siem Reap, Cambodia
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:1. 2010..We assess their effectiveness in improving access to skilled birth attendants for poor women in three rural health districts in Cambodia and draw lessons for further improvement and scaling-up...
- Alma-Ata: Rebirth and Revision 6 Interventions to address maternal, newborn, and child survival: what difference can integrated primary health care strategies make?Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Lancet 372:972-89. 2008..Strengthening MNCH at the primary health-care level should be a priority for countries to reach their Millennium Development Goal targets for reducing maternal and child mortality...
- Why do some women still prefer traditional birth attendants and home delivery?: a qualitative study on delivery care services in West Java Province, IndonesiaChristiana R Titaley
Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:43. 2010..This study aims to explore the perspectives of community members and health workers about the use of delivery care services in six villages of West Java Province...
- Countdown to 2015 for maternal, newborn, and child survival: the 2008 report on tracking coverage of interventionsJennifer Bryce
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
Lancet 371:1247-58. 2008..We aimed to report on 68 countries which have 97% of maternal and child deaths worldwide, and on 22 interventions that have been proven to improve maternal, newborn, and child survival...
- Low use of rural maternity services in Uganda: impact of women's status, traditional beliefs and limited resourcesGrace Bantebya Kyomuhendo
Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Reprod Health Matters 11:16-26. 2003....
- Contextual influences on the use of health facilities for childbirth in AfricaRob Stephenson
Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Am J Public Health 96:84-93. 2006..Previous studies of maternal health-seeking behavior focused on individual- and household-level factors. We examined community-level influences on the decision to deliver a child in a health facility across 6 African countries...
- Huge poor-rich inequalities in maternity care: an international comparative study of maternity and child care in developing countriesTanja A J Houweling
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Bull World Health Organ 85:745-54. 2007..This paper describes poor-rich inequalities in the use of maternity care and seeks to understand these inequalities through comparisons with other types of health care...
- Provision and use of maternal health services among urban poor women in Kenya: what do we know and what can we do?Jean Christophe Fotso
Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health, African Population and Health Research Center APHRC, Nairobi, Kenya
J Urban Health 85:428-42. 2008....
- High ANC coverage and low skilled attendance in a rural Tanzanian district: a case for implementing a birth plan interventionMoke Magoma
Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population, Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:13. 2010..The perspectives of health care providers and traditional birth attendants on childbirth and the factors determining where women deliver were also investigated...
- Exploring inequalities in access to and use of maternal health services in South AfricaSheetal P Silal
Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
BMC Health Serv Res 12:120. 2012..live births) is high for a middle-income country, although over 90% of pregnant women utilize maternal health services. Alongside HIV/AIDS, barriers to Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care currently impede the country's ..
- Economic status, education and empowerment: implications for maternal health service utilization in developing countriesSaifuddin Ahmed
Population, Family and Reproductive Health Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS ONE 5:e11190. 2010Relative to the attention given to improving the quality of and access to maternal health services, the influence of women's socio-economic situation on maternal health care use has received scant attention...
- Out-of-pocket costs for facility-based maternity care in three African countriesMargaret Perkins
Family Care International Kenya, PO Box 45763, Riverside Court 3, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Health Policy Plan 24:289-300. 2009..Three years later, in 2006, an additional 8302 women with recent deliveries were interviewed in the same districts to explore their maternity care-seeking experiences and associated costs...
- Equity in use of home-based or facility-based skilled obstetric care in rural Bangladesh: an observational studyMahbub Elahi Chowdhury
ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Bangladesh
Lancet 367:327-32. 2006..We analysed whether socioeconomic status results in differences in the use of professional midwives at home and in a basic obstetric facility in a rural area of Bangladesh, where obstetric care was free of charge...
- The experiences of districts in implementing a national incentive programme to promote safe delivery in NepalTimothy Powell-Jackson
Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
BMC Health Serv Res 9:97. 2009..We explored early implementation of the programme at the district-level to understand the factors that have contributed to its low uptake...
- Access to health: women's status and utilization of maternal health services in NepalSharad Kumar Sharma
Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand
J Biosoc Sci 39:671-92. 2007..Multiple logistic regression analysis indicates that the utilization of maternal health services increased over the period...
- Newborn survival in low resource settings--are we delivering?J E Lawn
Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, Cape Town 7405, South Africa
BJOG 116:49-59. 2009..There are promising models that have been tested mainly in research studies in Asia that are now being adapted and evaluated at scale including through a network of African implementation research trials...
- Determinants of utilisation of maternal care services after the reduction of user fees: a case study from rural Burkina FasoManuela De Allegri
Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, Heidelberg, Germany
Health Policy 99:210-8. 2011..To identify determinants of utilisation for antenatal care (ANC) and skilled attendance at birth after a substantial reduction in user fees...
- Economic inequalities in maternal health care: prenatal care and skilled birth attendance in India, 1992-2006Praveen Kumar Pathak
International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
PLoS ONE 5:e13593. 2010..However, there is no clear perspective about how socioeconomic differences over time have contributed towards the use of maternal health care in India...
- Please understand when I cry out in pain: women's accounts of maternity services during labour and delivery in GhanaLucia D'Ambruoso
Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
BMC Public Health 5:140. 2005..This study was undertaken to investigate women's accounts of interactions with health care providers during labour and delivery and to assess the implications for acceptability and utilisation of maternity services in Ghana...
- Determinants of maternity care services utilization among married adolescents in rural IndiaPrashant Kumar Singh
International Institute for Population Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai, India
PLoS ONE 7:e31666. 2012..The factors associated with the utilization of maternal healthcare services among married adolescents in rural India are poorly discussed...
- The socio-economic determinants of maternal health care utilization in TurkeyY Celik
School of Health Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Soc Sci Med 50:1797-806. 2000..The results of the model are used to provide insights for both micro- and macro-level planning of maternal health service delivery...
- What does access to maternal care mean among the urban poor? Factors associated with use of appropriate maternal health services in the slum settlements of Nairobi, KenyaJean Christophe Fotso
African Population and Health Research Center APHRC, P O Box 10787, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
Matern Child Health J 13:130-7. 2009..The objective of this paper is to identify the factors which influence the choice of place of delivery among the urban poor, with a distinction between sub-standard and "appropriate" health facilities...
- Near misses: a useful adjunct to maternal death enquiriesR C Pattinson
MRC Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Br Med Bull 67:231-43. 2003..However, areas with similar health care facilities, medical records and personnel should be able to agree on suitable criteria, making their incorporation into maternal death enquiries feasible...
- Maternal mortality and access to obstetric services in West AfricaC Ronsmans
Maternal Health Programme, Department of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Trop Med Int Health 8:940-8. 2003..In this study we examine the association between population indicators of access to obstetric care and levels of maternal mortality in urban and rural West Africa...
- Perceived barriers to utilization of maternal health services in rural CambodiaSadatoshi Matsuoka
JICA Project for Improving Maternal and Child Health Services in Rural Areas in Cambodia, PO Box 613, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Health Policy 95:255-63. 2010The aim of this study was to identify the underlying causes of Cambodian women's non-use of maternal health services provided by skilled birth attendants.
- Utilization of maternal health care services in Southern IndiaK Navaneetham
Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, Institute for Asian Research, National University of Singapore, AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, 117570, Singapore
Soc Sci Med 55:1849-69. 2002..The findings of this study provide insights for planning and implementing appropriate maternal health service delivery programs in order to improve the health and well-being of both mother and child...
- Maternal health interventions in resource limited countries: a systematic review of packages, impacts and factors for changeAngelo S Nyamtema
Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health, Ifakara, Tanzania
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:30. 2011..We systematically reviewed the impacts of interventions on maternal health and factors for change in these countries...
- Quality of care for maternal and newborn health: the neglected agendaN R van den Broek
Maternal and Newborn Health Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
BJOG 116:18-21. 2009..Two promising approaches are maternal and perinatal death reviews and criterion-based audit. These and other quality improvement tools have a crucial role to play in the implementation of effective maternal and newborn care...
- Using audit to enhance quality of maternity care in resource limited countries: lessons learnt from rural TanzaniaAngelo S Nyamtema
Saint Francis Designated District Hospital, Ifakara, Tanzania
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:94. 2011..Maternal mortality and morbidity audit was established at Saint Francis Designated District Hospital (SFDDH) in rural Tanzania in order to generate information upon which to base interventions...
- A cluster randomised controlled trial of the community effectiveness of two interventions in rural Malawi to improve health care and to reduce maternal, newborn and infant mortalitySonia Lewycka
Centre for International Health and Development, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
Trials 11:88. 2010..The MaiMwana Project aims to test community-based interventions that tackle maternal and child health problems through increasing awareness and local action...
- Understanding users' perspectives of barriers to maternal health care use in Maharashtra, IndiaP Griffiths
Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-3997, USA
J Biosoc Sci 33:339-59. 2001....
- Health care financing and utilization of maternal health services in developing countriesMargaret E Kruk
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, SPH II M3166, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
Health Policy Plan 22:303-10. 2007....
- Barriers in accessing maternal healthcare: evidence from low-and middle-income countriesPaul McNamee
Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 9:41-8. 2009..It is concluded that it is not possible to state categorically whether one particular barrier is more important than others and that efforts should continue to consider demand-side barriers more fully, along with supply-side barriers...
- User fee exemptions are not enough: out-of-pocket payments for 'free' delivery services in rural TanzaniaMargaret E Kruk
Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Trop Med Int Health 13:1442-51. 2008..To identify the main drivers of costs of facility delivery and the financial consequences for households among rural women in Tanzania, a country with a policy of delivery fee exemptions...
- Women's preferences for obstetric care in rural Ethiopia: a population-based discrete choice experiment in a region with low rates of facility deliveryM E Kruk
Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 64:984-8. 2010..In this study, women's preferences for attributes of health facilities for delivery in rural Ethiopia were investigated...
- Are skilled birth attendants really skilled? A measurement method, some disturbing results and a potential way forwardSteven A Harvey
Quality Assurance Project, University Research Co LLC, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Bull World Health Organ 85:783-90. 2007..We assessed SBA competence in five high maternal mortality settings as a basis for initiating quality improvement...
- Barriers to the utilization of maternal health care in rural MaliAnastasia J Gage
Tulane University New Orleans, LA, USA
Soc Sci Med 65:1666-82. 2007..logistic regression models to examine area- and individual-level barriers to the utilization of maternal health services in rural Mali...
- Determinants of the use of maternal health services in rural BangladeshNitai Chakraborty
Department of Statistics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Health Promot Int 18:327-37. 2003..Multivariate analysis indicate that women having had a life-threatening condition are little over two times more likely to seek care from a doctor or nurse to treat their maternal morbidities...
- Factors influencing the use of maternal healthcare services in EthiopiaYared Mekonnen
Ethio Netherlands AIDS Research Project, Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute, PO Box 1242, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
J Health Popul Nutr 21:374-82. 2003..However, this cannot detract from the relevance of service-related factors, especially in the rural areas of the country...
- Utilization of health facilities and trained birth attendants for childbirth in rural Bangladesh: an empirical studyBimal Kanti Paul
Department of Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506, USA
Soc Sci Med 54:1755-65. 2002..We conclude that quick response to delivery complications and improved access to hospitals and TTBAs can reduce the risk of infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in rural Bangladesh...
- Skilled birth attendance-lessons learntA A Adegoke
Maternal and Newborn Health Unit, Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool
BJOG 116:33-40. 2009..With the global human resource crisis, achieving this target is challenging but possible. This paper provides a narrative review of the literature on the skilled birth attendance strategy identifying key challenges and lessons learnt...
- Factors affecting utilization of skilled maternal care in Northwest Ethiopia: a multilevel analysisAbebaw Gebeyehu Worku
Department of Reproductive Health, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:20. 2013..This study was planned to assess the effect of individual, communal, and health facility characteristics in the utilization of antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care by a skilled provider...
- Waiting for attention and care: birthing accounts of women in rural Tanzania who developed obstetric fistula as an outcome of labourLilian T Mselle
School of Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:75. 2011....
- Strategies for improving the quality of health care in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: an overview of systematic reviewsFernando Althabe
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:42-60. 2008..This requires a governance structure that clearly assigns responsibility for quality-improvement activities, priority setting, selection and design of interventions, and evaluation...
- How increased contraceptive use has reduced maternal mortalityJohn Stover
Futures Institute, Glastonbury, CT, 06033, USA
Matern Child Health J 14:687-95. 2010..Increases in the use of modern contraceptives have made and can continue to make an important contribution to reducing maternal mortality in the developing world...
- Improved access to comprehensive emergency obstetric care and its effect on institutional maternal mortality in rural MaliPierre Fournier
Unité de santé internationale, Centre de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Bull World Health Organ 87:30-8. 2009..To evaluate the effect of a national referral system that aims to reduce maternal mortality rates through improving access to and the quality of emergency obstetric care in rural Mali (sub-Saharan Africa)...
- Mothers in a new country: the role of culture and communication in Vietnamese, Turkish and Filipino women's experiences of giving birth in AustraliaR Small
Centre for the Study of Mothers and Childrens Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Women Health 28:77-101. 1999..Maternity care for immigrant women is only likely to improve when barriers to effective communication are addressed and attention is paid to raising standards of care...
- Going to scale with professional skilled careMarge Koblinsky
ICDDR, B, Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lancet 368:1377-86. 2006..Teams of providers are the efficient option, creating the possibility of scaling up as much as 10 times more quickly than would be the case with deployment of solo health workers in home deliveries with dedicated or multipurpose workers...
- The challenges of meeting rural Bangladeshi women's needs in delivery careK Afsana
Reprod Health Matters 9:79-89. 2001..Recommendations to provide comprehensive emergency obstetric care at the BHC and upgrade staff skills, introduce rural health insurance and others have already begun to be implemented...
- The impact of including husbands in antenatal health education services on maternal health practices in urban Nepal: results from a randomized controlled trialBritta C Mullany
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Health Educ Res 22:166-76. 2007..These data provide evidence that educating pregnant women and their male partners yields a greater net impact on maternal health behaviors compared with educating women alone...
- A maternal health voucher scheme: what have we learned from the demand-side financing scheme in Bangladesh?Shakil Ahmed
Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Health Policy Plan 26:25-32. 2011..In poor developing countries, a demand-side strategy may not be very effective without significant expansion of the service delivery capacity of health facilities at the sub-district level...
- Criterion-based clinical audit in obstetrics: bridging the quality gap?W J Graham
Immpact, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 23:375-88. 2009..Like all audit tools, the ultimate worth of CBCA relates to the action it stimulates in the health system and among providers...
- Socioeconomic differentials in caesarean rates in developing countries: a retrospective analysisCarine Ronsmans
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Lancet 368:1516-23. 2006..We examined population-based caesarean rates by socioeconomic groups in various developing countries...
- Systematic review of the magnitude and case fatality ratio for severe maternal morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa between 1995 and 2010Dan K Kaye
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:65. 2011..We assessed the prevalence/incidence of maternal near miss, maternal mortality and case fatality ratio through systematic review of studies on severe maternal morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa...
- Content of antenatal care services in secondary health care facilities in Nigeria: implication for quality of maternal health careKayode Osungbade
Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Int J Qual Health Care 20:346-51. 2008..To assess the contents of antenatal care and to relate the findings to the adequacy of maternal health care...
- National female literacy, individual socio-economic status, and maternal health care use in sub-Saharan AfricaSarah McTavish
Queen s University, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, PEC Rm 223, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Soc Sci Med 71:1958-63. 2010..National policies that are able to address female literacy and women's status in sub-Saharan Africa may help reduce income-related inequalities in maternal health care use...
- Assessing the utilization of maternal and child health care among married adolescent women: evidence from IndiaLucky Singh
International Institute for Population Sciences IIPS, Deonar, Mumbai, India
J Biosoc Sci 44:1-26. 2012..Moreover, there should be substantial financial assistance for the provision of delivery and child care for married women below the age of 19 years...
- How many births in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will not be attended by a skilled birth attendant between 2011 and 2015?Sonya Crowe
Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, London, UK
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:4. 2012..These estimates could be used by decision makers to inform the extent to which reductions in maternal mortality will depend on policies aimed specifically at those women giving birth unattended...
- The experience of Ghana in implementing a user fee exemption policy to provide free delivery careSophie Witter
Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Reprod Health Matters 15:61-71. 2007..At the end of 2005, a national health insurance scheme, intended to include full maternal health care cover, was starting up in Ghana, and it was not yet clear how the exemptions scheme would fit into it...
- Utilisation of antenatal and maternity services by mothers seeking child welfare services in Mbeere District, Eastern Province, KenyaP K Mwaniki
Kenyatta University, P O Box 43844, Nairobi
East Afr Med J 79:184-7. 2002..Increasing the proportion of mothers who are cared for in health facilities during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium reduces the health risks to mothers and their children...
- Institutional delivery in rural India: the relative importance of accessibility and economic statusAmy J Kesterton
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:30. 2010....
- Long-term effects of home visitation on maternal life course and child abuse and neglect. Fifteen-year follow-up of a randomized trialD L Olds
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80203, USA
JAMA 278:637-43. 1997..Home-visitation services have been promoted as a means of improving maternal and child health and functioning. However, long-term effects have not been examined...
- Saving the lives of South Africa's mothers, babies, and children: can the health system deliver?Mickey Chopra
Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
Lancet 374:835-46. 2009..The costs are affordable and the key gap is leadership and effective implementation at every level of the health system, including national and local accountability for service provision...
- Cost effectiveness analysis of strategies for maternal and neonatal health in developing countriesTaghreed Adam
Health Systems Financing, Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Switzerland
BMJ 331:1107. 2005..To determine the costs and benefits of interventions for maternal and newborn health to assess the appropriateness of current strategies and guide future plans to attain the millennium development goals...
- Global patterns in availability of emergency obstetric careA Paxton
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 93:300-7. 2006..There are eight key interventions, six constitute basic EmOC and all eight comprehensive EmOC...
- The national free delivery and caesarean policy in Senegal: evaluating process and outcomesSophie Witter
Immpact, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
Health Policy Plan 25:384-92. 2010..These findings are likely to be relevant to other countries currently experimenting with similar approaches to reducing financial barriers to skilled attendance at delivery...
- Waiting too long: low use of maternal health services in Kalabo, ZambiaJ Stekelenburg
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Trop Med Int Health 9:390-8. 2004To determine the level of use of maternal health services and to identify and assess factors that influence women's choices where to deliver in Kalabo District, Zambia.
- Where giving birth is a forecast of death: maternal mortality in four districts of Afghanistan, 1999-2002Linda A Bartlett
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Lancet 365:864-70. 2005..To guide the implementation of reproductive-health services, we examined the numbers, causes, and preventable factors for maternal deaths among women in four districts...
- Improvement of maternal health services through the use of mobile phonesA Camielle Noordam
Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Trop Med Int Health 16:622-6. 2011To analyse, on the basis of the literature, the potential of mobile phones to improve maternal health services in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).
- Organizing delivery care: what works for safe motherhood?M A Koblinsky
MotherCare JSI, Arlington, Virginia 22209 3100, USA
Bull World Health Organ 77:399-406. 1999..A successful transition to Models 2-4 requires strong links with the community through either traditional providers or popular demand...
- Women's satisfaction with delivery care in Nairobi's informal settlementsEva S Bazant
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 21:79-86. 2009..To quantify women's satisfaction with delivery care in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya, and to determine characteristics of women and delivery care associated with satisfaction...
- How important are individual, household and commune characteristics in explaining utilization of maternal health services in Vietnam?Ardeshir Sepehri
Department of Economics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Soc Sci Med 67:1009-17. 2008....
- Inequities in skilled attendance at birth in Namibia: a decomposition analysisEyob Zere
Africa s Health in 2010, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC 20009, USA
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:34. 2011..The objective of this study was to identify the drivers of wealth-related inequalities in child delivery by skilled health providers...
- Determinants of HIV counselling and testing participation in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in rural Burkina FasoM Sarker
Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Trop Med Int Health 12:1475-83. 2007..To analyse the factors associated with the uptake of HIV counselling, HIV testing and returning for test results in a rural hospital setting in Nouna, Burkina Faso...
- The reality of resistance: the experiences of rural parturient womenJude Kornelsen
Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia lt
J Midwifery Womens Health 51:260-5. 2006..Some women showed up at the local hospital in an advanced stage of labor to avoid transfer to a referral center, or in some instances, had an unassisted homebirth...
- The current state of newborn health in low income countries and the way forwardVinod K Paul
Division of Neonatology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Newborn Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 11:7-14. 2006..International community, including the academics, institutions and professional bodies in developed countries can play a crucial role to make this mission a success...
- A report of a midwifery model for training traditional midwives in GuatemalaJennifer Foster
School of Nursing, The University of Massachusetts, Arnold House 314, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
Midwifery 20:217-25. 2004..to describe the specific characteristics of one model of training traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in Guatemala...
- Birth choices in Timor-Leste: a framework for understanding the use of maternal health services in low resource settingsKayli Wild
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, Northern Territory 0811, Australia
Soc Sci Med 71:2038-45. 2010..This paper investigates factors influencing access to and use of maternal health services in rural areas of Timor-Leste...
- Vouchers as demand side financing instruments for health care: a review of the Bangladesh maternal voucher schemeJean Olivier Schmidt
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GTZ GmbH, Gulshan 1, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Health Policy 96:98-107. 2010..In Bangladesh, a maternal health DSF pilot in 33 sub-districts was launched in 2007. We report the results of a rapid review of this scheme undertaken during 2008 after 1 year of its setup...
- Cost of gestational diabetes-related antenatal visits in health care based on the Finnish Medical Birth RegisterPäivi Kolu
UKK Institute for Health Promotion, Tampere, Finland
Prim Care Diabetes 5:139-41. 2011..Costs among all GDM risk groups were 10-41% larger than non-risk groups. Primary health care is needed to reduce special health care costs related to GDM...
- Where there are (few) skilled birth attendantsNdola Prata
Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability, University of California Berkeley, 229 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 6390, USA
J Health Popul Nutr 29:81-91. 2011..g. misoprostol, family planning, measurement of blood loss, and postpartum care) will increase the chance that women in the lowest economic quintiles will also benefit from global safe motherhood efforts...
- Determinants for high maternal mortality in multiethnic populations in western ChinaQing Du
National Center for Women and Children s Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
Health Care Women Int 30:957-70. 2009..Eighty-seven percent of maternal deaths were among ethnic minority groups. In multiethnic areas in Xinjiang, social-culture factors, lack of health resources, and low health services utilization were related to high maternal mortality...
- An intervention involving traditional birth attendants and perinatal and maternal mortality in PakistanAbdul Hakeem Jokhio
Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
N Engl J Med 352:2091-9. 2005..There are approximately 4 million neonatal deaths and half a million maternal deaths worldwide each year. There is limited evidence from clinical trials to guide the development of effective maternity services in developing countries...
- Decline in maternal mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh: a cautionary taleC Ronsmans
Maternal and Child Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Lancet 350:1810-4. 1997..3 years of this programme coincided with a significant reduction in direct obstetric mortality compared with the 3 years before the programme. We have examined whether the effects of the programme are sustained over time...
- MOSAIC (MOthers' Advocates In the Community): protocol and sample description of a cluster randomised trial of mentor mother support to reduce intimate partner violence among pregnant or recent mothersAngela J Taft
Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
BMC Public Health 9:159. 2009..This paper describes the development, design and implementation of a trial of mentor mother support set in primary care, including baseline characteristics of participating women...
- Men's role in emergency obstetric care in Osun State of NigeriaClifford Odimegwu
School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Afr J Reprod Health 9:59-71. 2005..There is also a need to extend the study to other zones in Nigeria in order to have a national picture...
- Which health services reduce maternal mortality? Evidence from ratings of maternal health servicesRodolfo A Bulatao
Independent Consultant, Silver Spring, MD, USA
Trop Med Int Health 8:710-21. 2003..regressions for maternal mortality in 49 developing countries, using indices of the adequacy of maternal health services derived from ratings by at least 10 experts per country...
- Trends in stillbirths, early and late neonatal mortality in rural Bangladesh: the role of public health interventionsCarine Ronsmans
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:269-79. 2008....
- A review of the impact of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and attempts to strengthen these servicesAlice R Rumbold
Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT, 0811, Australia
Matern Child Health J 12:83-100. 2008..To review evaluations of changes in the delivery of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and the impact on care utilization and quality, birth outcomes and women's views about care...
- Having a baby in Victoria 1989-2000: continuity and change in the decade following the Victorian Ministerial Review of Birthing ServicesStephanie Brown
Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Carlton, Victoria
Aust N Z J Public Health 26:242-50. 2002..To investigate changing patterns in the provision of maternity care in Victoria based on data collected in three statewide surveys conducted in 1989, 1994 and 2000...
- CONTRACEPTION, BREASTFEEDING, AND THE USE OF HEALTH CAREJOSEPH POTTER; Fiscal Year: 1992..breastfeeding and contraceptive practice is not purely the result of common causes (including the use of maternal health services), but results from synchronization, in the interval following the birth of a child, the timing of the ..
- Incidence, risk factors, and consequences of neonatal hypothermia in NepalLUKE MULLANY; Fiscal Year: 2008..Examination of alternate cutoffs for defining hypothermia severity may improve design of low-cost technologies for identification and subsequent management of hypothermic infants in the community. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- FOLLOW-UP OF FAMILIES IN EARLY PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONDavid Olds; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Literacy and Utilization of Maternal Depression CareIan Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2006..This study represents a unique and cost effective opportunity to study patient factors which are obstacles to depression treatment in women with low literacy and inform future interventions. ..
- Peer Intervention as Pedagogic Paradigm in Kinshasa SPHFrieda Behets; Fiscal Year: 2006..Main outcome measures will be self reported sexual risk behaviors and STI/HIV incidence. The work will inform HIV prevention policy and strengthen research and training at KSPH ..
- IRON STATUS IN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGEUsha Ramakrishnan; Fiscal Year: 2002..The investigators state that in summary, the project is expected to provide information that can be used to examine policy options and develop guidelines to ensure adequate but safe iron status for women of reproductive age. ..
- DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSIONKimberly Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Racial Disparities in School and Mental Health ServicesMarianne Hillemeier; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- SHS Treatment for Postpartum African American SmokersBradley Collins; Fiscal Year: 2008..Path analysis will test mediating variables' influence on outcomes. ..
- Arginine and Ovine Model for Fetal Growth RestrictionGuoyao Wu; Fiscal Year: 2007..This will ultimately promote favorable pregnancy outcomes while saving billions of healthcare dollars in the U.S. and worldwide. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Family Formation in an Era of Family ChangeNANCY LANDALE; Fiscal Year: 2006..Fourth, this project pays rigorous attention to the roles of race/ethnicity and gender in the processes of early family formation and in the implications for well being of divergent family formation patterns. ..
- Gender Differences in Treatment Services EffectivenessJEANNE MARSH; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Age 9 Follow-up of Preventive InterventionDavid Olds; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Feasibility and Pilot Efficacy of Flash-heated Breastmilk to Reduce Pediatric HIVCaroline Chantry; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Plainning malaria training in Zambia Thomas Eisele; Fiscal Year: 2009..Tailoring a sustainable program using appropriate technology and a framework of collaboration in support of PMI activities will greatly increase the likelihood of controlling, and perhaps eventually eliminating, malaria in Zambia. ..
- Changes in sexual function following bariatric surgeryDAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2009..The proposed study is innovative, as it will provide new and important information on the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on these important areas of quality of life. ..
- ZINC AND IRON SUPPLEMENTATION: IMPACT ON DEVELOPMENTMaureen Black; Fiscal Year: 2002..The results have important public health implications regarding the timing of micronutrient supplementation and the relationship between micronutrient deficiency and children's behavior and development. ..
- Mentor Mothers: A Sustainable Family Intervention in South African TownshipsMary J Rotheram Borus; Fiscal Year: 2010..The intervention's impact will be assessed over 15 months in a design that is a blend of an efficacy and effectiveness trial. ..
- BEHAVIORAL DYNAMICS OF HIV/AIDS IN UTTAR PRADESH, INDIASHELAH BLOOM; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- FOLLOW-UP OF FAMILIES IN EARLY PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONDavid Olds; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF PTSD & ADVERSE OUTCOMES OF CHILDBEARINGJulia Seng; Fiscal Year: 2008..Findings from this study will provide a strong basis for future clinical research and an evidence base for potentially modifying maternity care practice guidelines to include care for PTSD. ..
- Bioactivity and Vitamins in Flash-heated BreastmilkCaroline Chantry; Fiscal Year: 2005..Information from these analyses will be used in linear programming to predict how the described changes in nutrient content of milk due to heating would affect the overall dietary needs of the child and the associated costs. ..
- Enhancing HIV Medication Adherence in IndiaDEBORAH LYNNE JONES; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Psychosocial Res. to Improve Drug Treatment in PregnancyKimberly Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- INTERVENTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE USING YOUTH LIVING WITH HIVMARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- The Health and Social Context of Infant Death: Reflections from South AfricaCynthia Minkovitz; Fiscal Year: 2008..It also will provide client-based information that will enable the development of targeted interventions and policies to address these factors and improve service systems and community resources. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Association between oral health of mothers and their childrenCLEMENCIA VARGAS; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- NIMH Collaboration HIV/STD Intervention Trial in ChinaMARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2007..We will initiate the intervention in the control markets from 12/06-12/07. We will participate in publishing cross-site papers throughout the next three years. ..
- Age-27 Follow-up of Early Preventive InterventionDavid Olds; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Toddler Feeding StylesMaureen M Black; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- Effects of Perinatal Depression on PTD and LBWKimberly Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2008..Further, if we determine antidepressants increase the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, treatment with psychotherapy rather than antidepressants should be considered when recommending therapeutic options. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- HEALTH RELATED INTERVENTIONS FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH HIVMARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- St. John's Wort Effects on LevonorgestrelPatricia Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2006..The study protocol will be refined for use in future studies of levonorgestrel and other emergency contraceptive regimens. ..
- School Wide Prevention of Risk Factors for Drug AbuseTed Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Fluoride Varnish to Prevent Caries in Toddlers - An Expanded Immunization ProgramPeter Milgrom; Fiscal Year: 2008..Keywords: fluoride varnish, dental caries, oral health, early prevention, multi-center, toddlers. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Soda Out of Schools (SOS): Impact on Adolescent ObesityPatricia Crawford; Fiscal Year: 2004..Effects of the intervention will be compared by gender, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity. Institutional barriers to intervention will be evaluated and guidelines for intervention replication will be developed. ..
- AGE 6 TEST OF HOME VISITS BY NURSES VS PARAPROFESSIONALSDavid Olds; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- MOTHERS LIVING WITH HIV AND THEIR ADOLESCENT CHILDRENMARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiologic ResearchAnna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Effects of Hypericum Perforatum on Oral ContraceptivesPatricia Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2002..A concurrent aim is the development and refinement of a methodology for evaluating the risk of ovulation and unintended pregnancy from use of other herbs or medications during oral contraceptive use. ..
- ANXIETY, DISINHIBITION, AND RISK FOR DRUG ABUSEKimberly Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2003..phenotypic indices of vulnerability using combinations of clinical and psychophysiological measures. ..
- Prenatal Drug Exposure: Effects on Adolescent Brain and Behavioral DevelopmentMaureen Black; Fiscal Year: 2009..This application examines adacemic performance, socio-emotional functioning, and drug use among adolescents exposed to cocaine and/or heroin prenatally ..
- PPM-PREP: Peer-Mentored Preparedness for Adults with Developmental DisabilitiesDAVID PAUL EISENMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010..Lessons learned will lend support for rigorously testing this intervention in broader samples. ..
- Community factors shaping the sexual behavior of malesRobert Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Parenting Effects of Healthy Steps: Utilization & ExpecCynthia Minkovitz; Fiscal Year: 2004..This study will inform policy and practice regarding whether or not a parenting intervention, highly targeted to child development and behavior when children are 0-3, has effects when children are 5 years of age. ..
- Postoperative dietary counseling after bariatric surgeryDAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005..Results of this study could have a significant impact on the postoperative care of these individuals. ..
- REGIONALIZATION, MARKET FORCES, AND NEONATAL MORTALITYCiaran Phibbs; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Physical Activity during Pregnancy, Fetal Growth, and Toddler Body SizeLanay Mudd; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- WAR, FORCED MIGRATION, AND HIV/AIDS RISKS IN ANGOLAVictor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2005..To achieve these objectives survey and qualitative data will be collected in two peri-urban municipalities of Luanda--one populated mainly by IDPs and another populated mainly by non-IDPs. ..
- ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FAST TRACK INTERVENTIONEDWARD FOSTER; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., special education); (4) collection and processing of administrative data (e.g., on welfare receipt); (5) development and estimation of statistical models used to predict future social costs. ..
- CARE Intervention for Depressed Mothers & Their InfantsJUNE HOROWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2007..Outcomes are expected to contribute to knowledge of evidence-based nursing practice models for the treatment of maternal-infant relational problems associated with PPD. ..
- Biotech & Materials Research to Reduce Caries DisparityPeter Milgrom; Fiscal Year: 2005..The conference will be co-sponsored by the Northwest/Alaska Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities, the University of Washington UWeb Bioengineering Center, and the Salivary Diagnostics Project. ..
- Men's Migration and Women's HIV/AIDS Risks in MozambiqueVictor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2007..They will also provide invaluable information for interventions aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS risks among rural African women. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- CHILD AND ADULT HEALTH DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURNElizabeth Frankenberg; Fiscal Year: 2005..The goal of these analyses is to identify both the types of communities most affected by the crisis and the types of communities most likely to benefit from intervention efforts. ..
- Ethnicity, Marriage, and Fertility in KazakhstanVictor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2005..The proposed project will constitute a necessary initial step toward a more comprehensive study of sociodemographic adjustments to dramatic societal changes and will therefore lead to a subsequent NIH application. ..
- International Neuropsychological Study of FASD--U01Philip May; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- ELDER ABUSE, ETHNICITY, AND HEALTHCARE SETTINGSMichael Rodriguez; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Trial of FAS Prevention and Diagnosis Among IndiansPhilip May; Fiscal Year: 2008..The proposed renewal will ensure sufficient time to test the IOM model of prevention while advancing science in several other ways. ..
- TRIAL OF FAS PREVENTION IN AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITIESPhilip May; Fiscal Year: 2001..Furthermore, prevention protocols, research techniques and methods, will test the recommendations of the IOM report and should also be applicable to non-Indian communities as well. ..
- Religious Organizations and HIV/AIDS Prevention and CareVictor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2009..The recommendations resulting from the project will be disseminated for possible applications in various parts of Mozambique. ..
- Negotiating African American Adolescent FatherhoodConstance Dallas; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- FAS Prevention: A Trial of the IOM ModelPhilip May; Fiscal Year: 2009..Selective and universal prevention use: screening for alcohol abuse;targeted messages to change norms and KABB;policy advocacy;and community education and dialogue. ..