A strategy to increase the number of deliveries with skilled birth attendants in Kenya

Citation:
Tomedi A, Mwanthi MA, Tucker K. "A strategy to increase the number of deliveries with skilled birth attendants in Kenya.". 2012.

Abstract:

To increase the number of deliveries with skilled birth attendants (SEAs) in Kenyan health facili┬Čties, with assistance from traditional birth attendants (TBAs). MetllOds: In the Yatta district of Kenya, TEAs were recruited to attend meetings in which they were encouraged to educate pregnant women about the importance of delivering in health facilities; they were offered a small stipend for each pregnant woman they brought to a facility for SBA delivery. The primary outcome was the percentage of prenatal care patients who delivered at intervention health facilities compared with control facilities. Results: During the year preceding the intervention, 102/524 (19.5%) and 413/2068 (20.0%) prenatal care patients had SBA deliveries at intervention and control facilities, respectively, During the t-year study period, 217/440 (49.3%) prenatal care patients delivered at intervention health facilities and 415/1995 (20.8%) delivered at control facilities (P

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