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Africa initiatives: Addressing obstetric and neonatal complications in Africa from community and facility perspectives: Descriptive reports from Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda

Download this publicationThe World Health Organization estimates that approximately 600,000 women die from obstetric complications each year. Between 10 and 29 percent of all deaths of women in their reproductive years in developing countries are due to obstetric complications or diseases aggravated by pregnancy. MotherCare assembled health representatives from Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda to describe community activities and interventions directed to improving access to quality maternity care, assess hospital and health center capacity, and describe linkages and partnerships between communities and providers. This report contains the three descriptive country assessment reports developed by country representatives.

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