Women's perception on the under utilization of intrapartum care services in Okakarara district, Namibia.

by Ngula, Asser Kondjashili

Abstract (Summary)
Maternal health care services are one of the health interventions to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. The health of mothers of childbearing age and of the unborn babies is influenced by many factors some of which include the availability and accessibility of health services for pregnant women. Low quality of health services being provided, and limited access to health facilities is correlated with increases maternal morbidity and mortality. This situation is caused by long distances between facilities as well as the people's own beliefs in traditional practices. This study was about the assessment of the women's knowledge on benefits of delivery in a hospital, the barriers to delivery services, and the perception of the delivery services rendered in the maternity ward of Okakarara hospital.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:maternal health services namibia hospitals maternity


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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