Towards timely quality delivery care: a case study of Palpa District, Western Nepal - Dr Alison Morgan

Since 1997 the United Nations process indicators for the provision of essential obstetric care (EOC) have guided health planners aiming to ensure women receive timely quality delivery care from skilled birth attendants (SBAs). In Nepal, where difficult geography and an under-resourced health system contribute to poor health care access, the Government has scaled up the number of trained SBAs, posting them in newly constructed birthing centres attached to peripheral health facilities, made available to women 24 hours a day.

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