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This study estimates trends in caesarean deliveries and associated factors among singleton births during the past seven years at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Using data from the electronic obstetric database we identified all singleton deliveries from 1999 to 2005...
Improving maternal health is one of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. One way to improve maternal health is through provision and use of antenatal care services. Inadequate antenatal care may predispose a pregnant woman and her unborn child to complications especially in a woman...
The article discusses the health workforce challenges in Africa focussing generally on the 46 countries of the WHO Africa region but within the context of the global shortages that has reached crisis levels. The momentum gained in advocating to reverse the crisis; the key issues and challenges...
The paper provides a conference report from the Africa Midwives Research Network sixth biennial scientific conference held in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2007. The presentation was made by one of the external evaluators who undertook an independent evaluation of the Network on behalf of the...
Midwifery in Africa is faced with a variety of challenges. Our colleagues in many countries must regularly deal with maternal death without being offered professional psychological support. Moreover they are forced to work in non-conductive environments which reduce demand–response capacity....
There is an increasing importance being placed on the dissemination of research and other high quality evidence. This article will assist you in ensuring that your work is presented in the best light at the conference of your choice. In this first article we guide you through the ten steps you...
Due to an alarming shortage of doctors and nurses in the Philippines, midwives are taking on extra duties such as inserting immunizing mothers and their children as well as delivering babies.
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