Maternal Health

Published on November 25, 2014 by

Editorial: The value of models in maternal and child health research

2015 signifies the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which include reduction of the under-five mortality rate by two-thirds, reduction of the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters (both relative to the 1990 figures), and universal access to reproductive health. This issue of the SACEMA Quarterly focuses on various aspects of maternal and child health, and the role of statistical and mathematical modelling techniques in this area of research.

Short item Published on November 25, 2014

Disparity in health service delivery indicators related to reporting of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes

The majority of infant deaths in Kenya are due to poor perinatal outcomes, including early neonatal deaths and stillborn deliveries. This study was conducted to determine whether selected health service delivery indicators differ between primary care facilities which reported adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in the national health management information system compared to those that did not.