What are maternal health policies in developing countries and who drives them? A review of the last half-century.
- Political Science, Medicine
This chapter discusses the development of policies for maternal health in industrialised countries, as well as developing countries, where women and user’s groups are concerned.
The effect of maternity waiting homes on perinatal mortality is inconclusive: a critical appraisal of existing evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
- MedicineBMC research notes
It is illustrated that due to the contextual and methodological heterogeneity present in existing studies, the authors’ conclusions about the effectiveness of MWHs in reducing perinatal mortality were likely overstated and that because of the selection bias and confounding inherent in observational studies, unadjusted pooled estimates provide little causal evidence for effectiveness.
Maternity waiting homes and skilled delivery in Ethiopia: Review of strategy and implementation to drive sustainable development goals
Findings from existing literatures show that there have been significant differences in maternal and perinatal mortality among maternity waiting homes utilizers and non-utilizers, with its own limitations; although no community or facility based studies were conducted.
Newborn Outcomes and Maternity Waiting Homes in Low and Middle-Income Countries: A Scoping Review
- MedicineMaternal and Child Health Journal
An exceptionally wide gap in knowledge on the outcomes of neonates born at MWHs was identified through this scoping review of the scientific literature, illustrating the need for more research to understand the effectiveness of M WHs on newborn morbidity and mortality.
Qui fait quelles politiques de santé maternelle dans les pays en développement? Une analyse des cinq dernières décennies
- Political Science
Ce document analyse les politiques de sante maternelle des pays en developpement et identifie les contributions apportees parles decideurs, les professionnels et les utilisateurs. Tout d'abord nous…
Factors affecting men’s involvement in maternity waiting home utilization in North Achefer district, Northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study
- MedicinePloS one
Interventions targeting to improve male involvement in MWH utilization should focus on building men’s knowledge about MWH, increasingmale involvement in ANC with an appropriate level of counseling about M WH, and changing patriarchal thinking in society with appropriate behavioral interventions such as community-based health education.
Exploring the experience and challenges of maternity waiting homes in Jimma, southwest Ethiopia
- Political Science, Medicine
Policymakers and health managers should work with relevant sectors to mitigate the effect of facility, social and environmental barriers and maximise the use of maternity waiting homes in Ethiopia.
Maternity waiting homes as component of birth preparedness and complication readiness for rural women in hard-to-reach areas in Ethiopia
- MedicineReproductive Health
To increase MWH utilization, promoting birth preparedness practices, incorporating MWH as part of a personalized birth plan, improving access to health institutions for women living far away and upgrading existing MWHs are highly recommended.
The effectiveness of maternity waiting homes in reducing perinatal mortality: a case–control study in Ethiopia
- MedicineBMJ Global Health
The findings support the decision to invest in MWH to support pregnant women with higher quality and more comprehensive healthcare strategy, including quality antenatal care in peripheral primary care clinics, where risk factors can be recognised and women can be addressed for admission to MWH.
Giving birth in Ethiopia: a spatial and multilevel analysis to determine availability and factors associated with healthcare facility births
- Medicine, PsychologyBJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
To assess spatial variations in the use of healthcare facilities for birth and to identify associated factors, data are collected on births at four major healthcare facilities in the Netherlands.