Florence Bull

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BACKGROUND The high maternal mortality rate in Sierra Leone combined with an ongoing shortage of midwives has led to the introduction of new cadres of healthcare workers. Maternal and Child Health Aides are one such cadre and now provide 56% of patient care. The quality of the education training programme for MCHA is therefore of paramount importance if(More)
OBJECTIVE to explore nurse-midwives understanding of their role in and ability to continue to provide routine and emergency maternity services during the time of the Ebola virus disease epidemic in Sierra Leone. DESIGN a hermenuetic phenomenological approach was used to discover the lived experiences of nurse-midwives through 66 face to face interviews.(More)
OBJECTIVE Maternal and Child Health Aides (MCH Aide) in Sierra Leone provide the majority of maternity services at primary care level. To formulate recommendations for improving the quality and scale-up of MCH Aides training an evaluation of all schools across Sierra Leone was undertaken. DESIGN Structured, direct observation of two randomly selected(More)
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