Malvarappu Prakasamma

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India has the largest number of births per year (27 million) in the world. 1 With its high maternal mortality of about 300–500 per 100 000 births, about 75 000 to 150 000 maternal deaths occur every year in India. 2,3 This is about 20% of the global burden hence India's progress in reducing maternal deaths is crucial to the global achievement of Millennium(More)
Andhra Pradesh, a large state in southern India, has a high maternal mortality ratio of 195 per 100,000 livebirths despite the improvements in social, demographic and health indicators over the last two decades. This contrary situation has been analyzed using findings of different studies on maternal mortality, and four factors have been presented for(More)
Objective The graduates of the diploma and degree programmes of nursing and midwifery in India are considered skilled birth attendants (SBAs). This paper aimed to assess the confidence of final-year students from pre-service education programmes (diploma and bachelor's) in selected midwifery skills from the list of midwifery competencies of the(More)
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