Abel Mukengeshayi Ntambue

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to establish factors explaining perinatal death rates in the city of Lubumbashi. METHODS We have carried out a case controlled study in the maternity ward of Jason Sendwe hospital. Perinatal death cases have been compared to those of surviving newborn children among parturient women in the course of 2008.(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was initiated in order to determine the rate, the causes and the risk factors for perinatal mortality in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. METHODS Data for this cross-sectional study were collected by interviewing participating women and by analysis of medical files. Women who gave birth in 2010 and were residents of(More)
Unité d’Epidémiologie et de Santé de la Mère, du Nouveau-né et de l’Enfant, Ecole de Santé Publique, Université de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi, RDC, Institut Supérieur des Techniques Médicales de Mbuji-Mayi (ISTM/Mbuji-Mayi), Centre de Recherche Appliquée et Développement (CRAD), Kinshasa, RDC, Centre de Recherche en Epidémiologie, Biostatistiques et Recherche(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to determine modern contraceptive prevalence and the barriers to using modern contraceptive methods among the couples in Dibindi health zone, Mbuji-Mayi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study from May to June 2015. Nonpregnant married women aged 15-49 years old at(More)
BACKGROUND While emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) is a proxy indicator for monitoring maternal and perinatal mortalities, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), data on this care is rarely available. In the city of Lubumbashi, the second largest in DRC with an estimated population of 1.5 million, the availability, use and quality of EmONC(More)
BACKGROUND The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a high rate of perinatal mortality (PMR), and health measures that could reduce this high rate of mortality are not accessible to all women. Where they are in place, their quality is not optimal. This study was initiated to assess the relationship between these suboptimal maternal, newborn and child(More)
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