Quality of Care at Birthing Centers in 14 H4L Districts

2014

The Health for Life (H4L) project is a USAID funded five-year community-based program implemented in 14 districts of Western and Mid-Western Development Regions of Nepal with goal of strengthen the government’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high quality and equitable family planning, maternal, newborn and child health services through improving the health system governance in project districts. Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has established a number of birthing centers within the Primary Health Care Centers (PHCC), Health Posts (HP) and Sub-Health Posts (SHP) with aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the country. This study was designed to examine the quality of care of birthing centers. The study assesses availability health personnel in the centers, health providers’ knowledge of evidence-based practices, ANC observation checklist and Facility readiness to provide care with respect to infrastructure, supplies and medications

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