Maternal death and delays in accessing emergency obstetric care in Mozambique

Leonardo Antonio Chavane, Patricia Bailey, Osvaldo Loquiha, Martinho Dgedge, Marc Aerts and Marleen Temmerman

Despite declining trends, maternal mortality remains an important public health issue in Mozambique. The delays to reach an appropriate health facility and receive care faced by woman with pregnancy-related complications play an important role in the occurrence of these deaths. This study aims to examine the contribution of the delays in relation to the causes of maternal death in facilities in Mozambique, and concludes that securing referral linkages and health facility readiness for rapid and correct patient management are needed to reduce the impact of these delays within the health system.

June 6, 2018
Year of publication
2018
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Countries
Tags
maternal mortaility, pregnancy-related complications, health systems, referral linkages, health facility readiness, patient management

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