Global Maternal Health Conference 2013

Njuki presented on a program in Kenya, done by household survey and focus groups, on the quality of
maternal health services within an output-based aid voucher program in Kenya. The voucher program participants almost unanimously agreed that the voucher program was one they would refer a friend to, however there were worries around confidentiality, higher Cesarean section rates, and treatment of those that paid cash rather than vouchers. David described Mozambique’s Model Maternities Initiative (MMI) which was being slowly rolled out in clinics country-wide. Findings included that quality indicators were improved given more technical support and training. Inyang described a study in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria which used qualitative and quantitative measures to identify how mothers viewed the services they received from TBAs. It was found that TBAs needed to be better mapped and accounted for, with the possibility of more support from donor and government agencies.

Moderator: Kate Teela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Community perceptions on dehumanization of childbirth: Manifestations and contributors in Kenya
Rebecca Njuki, Population Council

Institutionalization of quality improvement and humanization of maternal and neonatal care in Mozambique’s National Model Maternities Initiative
Ernestina David, Jhpiego

Evaluation of the maternal health friendly status of traditional health care system in Akwa Ibom State
Emem Bassey Inyang, University of Uyo

Filmed in Arusha, Tanzania. Tuesday, 15 January 2013

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