Cesarean Section Rates and Indications in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Study from Medecins sans Frontieres

@inproceedings{Chu2012CesareanSR,
  title={Cesarean Section Rates and Indications in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Study from Medecins sans Frontieres},
  author={Kathryn Chu and Hilde Cortier and Fernando Maldonado and Tshiteng Mashant and Nathan Ford and Miguel Trelles},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES The World Health Organization considers Cesarean section rates of 5-15% to be the optimal range for targeted provision of this life saving intervention. However, access to safe Cesarean section in resource-limited settings is much lower, estimated at 1-2% reported in sub-Saharan Africa. This study reports Cesarean sections rates and indications in Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, and describe the main parameters associated with maternal and early neonatal… CONTINUE READING