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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
Affiliation: Médecins sans Frontières, Johannesburg, South Africa. kathryn.chu@joburg.msf.org
Citation: Cesarean section rates and indications in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-country study from Medecins sans Frontieres. 2012, 7 (9):e44484 PLoS ONE
Journal: PloS One
Issue Date: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10144/251492
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044484
PubMed ID: 22962616
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.
Language: en
ISSN: 1932-6203
Rights: Published by Public Library of Science, http://www.plosone.org/ Archived on this site by Open Access permission
Appears in topics: Womens/Reproductive Health

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