Community contact persons promote utilization of obstetric services, Anambra State, Nigeria. The Enugu PMM Team.

@article{Nwakoby1997CommunityCP,
  title={Community contact persons promote utilization of obstetric services, Anambra State, Nigeria. The Enugu PMM Team.},
  author={Bonny A N Nwakoby and Cyril O Akpala and Douglas Nwagbo and B Onah and Vincent Okeke and W O Chukudebelu and Arthur C Ikeme and J. M. Okaro and P Egbuciem and A Ikeagu},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={1997},
  volume={59 Suppl 2},
  pages={S219-24}
}
PRELIMINARY STUDIES Focus group discussions revealed delay in seeking and reaching emergency care as a factor contributing to maternal mortality in Njikoka Local Government Area. INTERVENTIONS After obstetric services at local hospitals had been upgraded, 48 community contact persons were recruited. They were trained to improve community awareness of obstetric complications and to facilitate referral of women with complications. They were responsible for establishing links with pregnant women… CONTINUE READING

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