Effectiveness of community based safe motherhood promoters in improving the utilization of obstetric care. The case of Mtwara Rural District in Tanzania

@inproceedings{Mushi2010EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of community based safe motherhood promoters in improving the utilization of obstetric care. The case of Mtwara Rural District in Tanzania},
  author={Declare L. Mushi and Rose N M Mpembeni and Albrecht Jahn},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND In Tanzania, maternal mortality ratio remains unacceptably high at 578/100,000 live births. Despite a high coverage of antenatal care (96%), only 44% of deliveries take place within the formal health services. Still, "Ensure skilled attendant at birth" is acknowledged as one of the most effective interventions to reduce maternal deaths. Exploring the potential of community-based interventions in increasing the utilization of obstetric care, the study aimed at developing, testing and… CONTINUE READING
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