Essential Obstetric Care: A Comprehensive Coverage Evaluation In Adansi-East District, Ghana.

ABSTRACT A comprehensive coverage evaluation of essential obstetric care was carried out at the district referral point and the sub-districts’ first points of contact in the Adansi-East District, Ashanti Region. The evaluation tool consisted of measuring the coverage of essential care availability, access, utilization, adequacy and effectiveness. The essential care variables that were assessed were labour monitoring by partography, performance of obstetric surgery and the treatment of non-surgical obstetric complications. Interviews were conducted among district health managers, service providers, trained traditional birth attendants and women who delivered 12 months prior to the study, to identify factors causing bottlenecks in the coverage. The effectiveness coverage of each essential obstetric care variable was found to be very low, below 5%. This was mainly due to bottlenecks at resource availability and service utilization at the district and sub-district levels. There was also a bottleneck at access coverage at the district level for all the variables. The low availability coverage was due to lack of ..: . information and training in the use of essential care resources, absence of resident midwives and lack of rooms to treat cases. The low utilization was as a result of the inability of the facilities to effectively treat obstetric complications. Most women with obstetric complications therefore use facilities outside the district.

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

SARDICK, D (2021). Essential Obstetric Care: A Comprehensive Coverage Evaluation In Adansi-East District, Ghana.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/essential-obstetric-care-a-comprehensive-coverage-evaluation-in-adansi-east-district-ghana

MLA 8th

SARDICK, DR. "Essential Obstetric Care: A Comprehensive Coverage Evaluation In Adansi-East District, Ghana." Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/essential-obstetric-care-a-comprehensive-coverage-evaluation-in-adansi-east-district-ghana. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

SARDICK, DR. . "Essential Obstetric Care: A Comprehensive Coverage Evaluation In Adansi-East District, Ghana.". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 19 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/essential-obstetric-care-a-comprehensive-coverage-evaluation-in-adansi-east-district-ghana >.

Chicago

SARDICK, DR. . "Essential Obstetric Care: A Comprehensive Coverage Evaluation In Adansi-East District, Ghana." Afribary (2021). Accessed July 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/essential-obstetric-care-a-comprehensive-coverage-evaluation-in-adansi-east-district-ghana