Cesarean section rates and indications in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country study from Medecins sans Frontieres.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/251492
Title:
Cesarean section rates and indications in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country study from Medecins sans Frontieres.
Authors:
Chu, Kathryn; Cortier, Hilde; Maldonado, Fernando; Mashant, Tshiteng; Ford, Nathan; Trelles, Miguel
Journal:
PloS One
Abstract:
The World Health Organization considers Cesarean section rates of 5-15% to be the optimal range for targeted provision of this life saving intervention. However, access to safe Cesarean section in resource-limited settings is much lower, estimated at 1-2% reported in sub-Saharan Africa. This study reports Cesarean sections rates and indications in Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, and describe the main parameters associated with maternal and early neonatal mortality.
Affiliation:
Médecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa. kathryn.chu@joburg.msf.org
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/251492
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0044484
PubMed ID:
22962616
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
Womens/Reproductive Health

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChu, Kathrynen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCortier, Hildeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaldonado, Fernandoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMashant, Tshitengen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFord, Nathanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTrelles, Miguelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-08T15:14:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-08T15:14:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationCesarean section rates and indications in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country study from Medecins sans Frontieres. 2012, 7 (9):e44484 PLoS ONEen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid22962616-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0044484-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/251492-
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organization considers Cesarean section rates of 5-15% to be the optimal range for targeted provision of this life saving intervention. However, access to safe Cesarean section in resource-limited settings is much lower, estimated at 1-2% reported in sub-Saharan Africa. This study reports Cesarean sections rates and indications in Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Sierra Leone, and describe the main parameters associated with maternal and early neonatal mortality.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen_GB
dc.titleCesarean section rates and indications in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country study from Medecins sans Frontieres.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa. kathryn.chu@joburg.msf.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPloS Oneen_GB

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