The road to maternal death in rural southwest ethiopia.


Deribe, K; Biadgilign, S; Amberbir, A; Belachew, T; Woldemichael, K; (2010) The road to maternal death in rural southwest ethiopia. Ethiopian journal of health sciences, 20 (1). pp. 71-4. ISSN 1029-1857

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Abstract

The study explored cultural beliefs and practices contributing to maternal deaths together with maternal deaths reviews as testimonial. Six maternal deaths were retrospectively observed in rural southwest Ethiopia. Four of the 6 deaths occurred due to direct obstetric causes. Substandard primary and referral care, not understanding the severity of the problem, and lack of transport were the major themes identified as contributing factors. The result highlighted the need to improving primary health care, to strengthen referral system and community education.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 22434963
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1343348

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