Summary Report: Literature Review (including Systematic Review) of Published and Unpublished Literature on the Impact of Platforms of Service Provision in Conflict Areas on Maternal and Newborn Health and their Applicability In Pakistan

Abstract

This is the summary report for a literature and systematic review of the same name. The review was undertaken to establish a framework of maternal and newborn healthcare needs that can be applicable to the current situation in Pakistan and conflicts in other parts of the world. 11 studies were included that described MNH service delivery platforms. These studies were from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Sudan, Tanzania, Liberia, Guatemala, and Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of the studies and reports were found in grey literature. The results showed that with utilisation of community services, the greatest impacts were observed in skilled birth attendance and antenatal consultation rates. Steps were identified that can mitigate the effects of conflict on MNH, which included: improving access to infrastructure and equipment for antenatal care, EmONC and essential newborn care; developing and training healthcare providers on protocol-based case management and behaviour-centred communication for improved maternal and newborn care; and lastly, advocating at different levels for free access of pregnant women and women with children to healthcare services, and for the introduction of the programme model in existing healthcare system.

Citation

Bhutta, Z.A.; Soofi, S. B.; Lassi, Z.S.; et al. Summary Report: Literature Review (including Systematic Review) of Published and Unpublished Literature on the Impact of Platforms of Service Provision in Conflict Areas on Maternal and Newborn Health and their Applicability In Pakistan. (2013)

Summary Report: Literature Review (including Systematic Review) of Published and Unpublished Literature on the Impact of Platforms of Service Provision in Conflict Areas on Maternal and Newborn Health and their Applicability In Pakistan

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