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Contributing barriers to loss to follow up from antenatal care services in villages around Addis Ababa: a qualitative study

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Problems during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are the major contributors to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Focused antenatal care is an intervention set to provide basic services for pregnant women, to reduce morbidity and mortality related to pregnancy. In Ethiopia, there is a significant loss to follow-up from antenatal care services between the first and fourth visits. The aim of this study is to explore the potential contributing barriers to loss to follow-up of pregnant women from antenatal care services in villages around Addis Ababa, the capital city of the country.

Authors: Zergu Tafesse Tsegaye, Hailemariam Segni Abawollo, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Tsega Teferi Mamo, Atrie Fekadu Heyi, Mestawot Getachew Mesele, and Addisu Dabesa Lose 

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