Quality of Care for Prevention and Management of Common Maternal and Newborn Complications: A Study of 12 Regions in Tanzania

Author: Maisha, MCHIP, Marya Plotkin, Gaudiosa Tibaijuka, Christina Lulu Makene, Sheena Currie, Maryjane Lacoste
Language: English

Part of a multi-country assessment of the quality of maternal and newborn health services, this study was conducted in July and August 2010 across 12 regions of Tanzania and Zanzibar. The observational study was conducted in 52 health facilities, including regional hospitals, health centres and dispensaries in mainland Tanzania. A separate study was conducted in Zanzibar. The study combined observation of service delivery with inventories, record reviews and health worker knowledge assessments. Results from the study serve as a baseline for the MAISHA programme and as an important source of information on the quality of maternal and newborn care for policymakers and other stakeholders in Tanzania. This report presents key findings on labour, delivery and newborn care.

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