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Objective: To assess the adequacy of antenatal care (ANC) and its association with pregnancy outcomes using an approach that includes adequacy of both utilization and content. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting and participants: Women attending ANC at public-funded primary health clinics where data were extracted from individual recor...
Background: The purpose of antenatal care is to monitor and improve the wellbeing of the mother and foetus. The World Health Organization recommends risk-oriented strategy that includes: (i) routine care to all women, (ii) additional care for women with moderately severe diseases and complications, (iii) specialised obstetrical and neonatal care f...
Recent papers on monitoring of health services affirmed that while antenatal care (ANC) is an effective measure, quality is still a problem. Quality in maternal services "…involves providing a minimum level of care to all pregnant women…" Yet adherence to a minimum level of recommended ANC content appears to be unmet. Comprehensive review of ANC co...