Quality of antenatal care in Zambia: a national assessment

  title={Quality of antenatal care in Zambia: a national assessment},
  author={Nicholas N. A. Kyei and Collins Chansa and Sabine Gabrysch},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
BACKGROUND Antenatal care (ANC) is one of the recommended interventions to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. Yet in most Sub-Saharan African countries, high rates of ANC coverage coexist with high maternal and neonatal mortality. This disconnect has fueled calls to focus on the quality of ANC services. However, little conceptual or empirical work exists on the measurement of ANC quality at health facilities in low-income countries. We developed a classification tool and assessed the level… CONTINUE READING
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