Mobilizing transport for obstetric emergencies in northwestern Nigeria. The Sokoto PMM Team.

@article{Shehu1997MobilizingTF,
  title={Mobilizing transport for obstetric emergencies in northwestern Nigeria. The Sokoto PMM Team.},
  author={D Shehu and A T Ikeh and Maciej Kuna},
  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={S173-80}
}
PRELIMINARY STUDIES Focus group discussions and a village case study in Kebbi State revealed delay in the transport of women with obstetric complications. Among contributing factors identified were shortages of vehicles and fuel, and unwillingness of drivers to transport women at affordable fares. INTERVENTIONS The cooperation of the local transport workers union was enlisted to address the situation. In 1993, drivers were sensitized and trained and a revolving emergency fuel fund was… CONTINUE READING