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Improving Surveillance for Maternal and Perinatal Health in 2 Districts of Rural Tanzania.

Kilonzo, A., Kouletio, M., Whitehead, S. J., Curtis, K. M. and McCarthy, B. J. (2001) Improving Surveillance for Maternal and Perinatal Health in 2 Districts of Rural Tanzania. American journal of public health, 91 (10). pp. 1636-1640. ISSN 0090-0036

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As part of a community-based reproductive health project in rural Tanzania, a maternal and perinatal health care surveillance system was established to monitor pregnancy outcomes. This report presents preliminary results. Village health workers were trained to collect data during health education visits to pregnant and postpartum women. Maternal and fetal or infant survival or deaths were tracked on a community monitoring board. Among 904 pregnancies, the fetoneonatal mortality rate was 69.4 deaths per 1000 live births and fetal deaths; 4 maternal deaths occurred. Intrapartum and early neonatal deaths of infants with birthweights of 1500 g or greater represented a large proportion of deaths. These preliminary results will be used to prioritize project interventions, including increasing access to skilled delivery care.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Maternal Health Care, Neonatal Health, Maternal Mortality, Perinatal Health Care, Tanzania
Subjects: Maternal & Neonatal Health > Maternal Mortality & Morbidity
Maternal & Neonatal Health > Neonatal Health
Divisions: Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 11:14
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2013 11:14

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