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Essential Obstetric Care

Essential Obstetric Care



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Published by: api-3705046 on Oct 14, 2008
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Emergency obstetric care
Emergency obstetric care
Emergency or Essential obstetric
Emergency or Essential obstetric
care ?
care ?
The theme for the world health day (7th April 1998)
was safemotherhood initiative
\u2022Goal \u2013 cut maternal mortality by 50% by year 2000
\u2022Inspite of the achievement in maternal health, a
staggering 585,000 maternal death still occurs
\u2022Almost 90% occurring in Sub-saharan Africa and
Asia and less than 10% in the developed countries
\u2022Difference in maternal mortality ratios in developed

and developing countries is staggering ranging from
100-1000 deaths per 100,000 livebirths in poor
resource countries, compared to 8-15 per 100,000
livebirths in the developed countries

Causes of maternal mortality
Causes of maternal mortality

\u2022Obstructed labour/ Ruptured uterus
\u2022Hypertensive disease/ eclampsia
\u2022Complications of un-safe abortions

Most of these are preventable, however, due to the
difficulty in predicting with certainty in advance their
occurrence \u2013 hence the need for measures to
prevent them or reduce the consequences.

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