Provision of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC) reduces maternal mortality and should include 3 components: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC) offered at primary care level, Comprehensive EmONC (CEmONC) at secondary level and a good referral system in-between. In a conflict-affected province of Afghanistan (Khost), the researchers assessed the performance of an Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) run CEmONC hospital without a primary care and referral system. Performance was assessed in terms of hospital utilisation for obstetric emergencies and quality of obstetric care.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Lagrou D, Zachariah R, Bissell K, Van Overloop C, Nasim M, Wagma HN, Kakar S, Caluwaerts S, De Plecker E, Fricke R, Van den Bergh R. Provision of emergency obstetric care at secondary level in a conflict setting in a rural area of Afghanistan – is the hospital fulfilling its role?
Conflict and Health. 2018;12(1):2.
Provision of emergency obstetric care at secondary level in a conflict setting in a rural area of Afghanistan – is the hospital fulfilling its role?
Published 22 January 2018