Management and Referral of Obstetric Complications: a Study in the Upper East Region of Ghana

Kyei-Nimakoh, Minerva (2017) Management and Referral of Obstetric Complications: a Study in the Upper East Region of Ghana. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Women in West and Central Africa have the highest lifetime risk of maternal death of 1 in 27, compared to a ratio of 1 in 180 globally, and 1 in 2,000 in Central and Eastern Europe. Like many West African countries, Ghana made insufficient progress in efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals. In 2015, Ghana’s maternal mortality ratio was 319 per 100,000 live births with a lifetime risk of maternal death of 1 in 74. This PhD study examined the management and referral of obstetric complications in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/35051
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Current > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Current > Division/Research > College of Health and Biomedicine
Keywords maternal health, healthcare services, health care, healthcare facilities, maternal deaths, mortality, emergency obstetric care interventions, obstetric complications, referrals, access, barriers, facility-based deliveries, Sub-Saharan Africa, developing countries
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