Quality of intrapartum care at Mulago national referral hospital, Uganda: clients’ perspective

by Omar Kigenyi, Getachew B Tefera, Elizabeth Nabiwemba et al.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013, 13:162 (13 August 2013)

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http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2393-13-162.pdf

Quality of intrapartum care is an important intervention towards increasing clients´ utilization of skilled attendance at birth and accelerating improvements in newborn´s and maternal survival and wellbeing. Ensuring quality of care is one of the key challenges facing maternal and neonatal services in Uganda. This study has revealed that quality of intrapartum care services from clients´ perspective was low. Improvements should be focused on involving clients in decision making, provision of information about their conditions and care, and provision of privacy and confidentiality. There is also need to improve the number and availability of health care providers in the labour ward.

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