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Contemporary issues in maternal health care in Africa

Author: Boniface Tatchwenglie Nasah; J K G Mati; Joseph M Kasonde
Publisher: Luxembourg : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nearly 500,000 women die annually from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and 90 per cent of these deaths occur in developing countries. This study looks at the problem from an organizational  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Boniface Tatchwenglie Nasah; J K G Mati; Joseph M Kasonde
ISBN: 3718655608 9783718655601 3718655616 9783718655618
OCLC Number: 34188343
Description: xvii, 451 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1 Background: epidemiology of maternal mortality in Africa; the management of maternal services in Africa; the socio-economic and cultural environment; the health of women. Part 2 Organization and management: planning and management of national maternal health programmes; maternity records and statistics; emerging problems of maternity care in urban settings; human resources development and training; role of the midwife in maternal health care. Part 3 General strategy: health education for maternal health; the risk approach in maternal care; appropriate technologies for monitoring pregnancy and labour; laboratory support for maternal health care. Part 4 Specific services: antenatal care; delivery and postnatal care; preparedness for obstetric emergencies; population policies and family planning; the tragedy of induced abortion in sub-Saharan Africa; adolescent health; health of the infant and the preadolescent child; sickle cell disease in pregnancy; infertility; AIDS and maternal health; sexually transmitted diseases. Part 5 Research and evaluation: the role of research in maternal health care; evaluation of maternal health services; conclusions - prospects and perspectives for the future.
Responsibility: edited by Boniface T. Nasah, Japheth K.G. Mati, and Joseph M. Kasonde.

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