Results from Assessing Birthing Centers in Nepal

2014

Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has established a number of birthing centers aiming to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the country to fulfill MGD no 5 requirement. This study was designed to provide national level results on Quality of Care provided at the Birthing Centers (BCs) that are established within the Primary Health Care Centers (PHCC), Health Posts (HP) and Sub-Health Posts (SHP) of the study districts. The study has provided estimates on compliance with globally accepted standards for clinical practice in Antenatal Care (ANC), Labor and Delivery. The study assesses health provider knowledge, facility readiness to provide care with respect to infrastructure, supplies and medications, and to guide programmatic and policy focus to improve maternal and newborn health.

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