Using the cluster approach to increase the availability of emergency obstetric care. PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2013

This is the first in a series of eight factsheets on the theme of health service delivery, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular factsheet focuses on using the cluster approach to increase the availability of emergency obstetric care. The key messages are:

The cluster approach identifies areas of need and allows provision to be scaled up in a consistent manner.

  1. The availability of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) according to international standards is woefully lacking in Northern Nigeria.
  2. PRRINN-MNCH implemented a cluster approach in a phased manner to increase significantly the number of health facilities providing EmOC with skilled health workers.
  3. Further expansion and consolidation should reap enormous benefits in health outcomes for pregnant women and newborns.

 



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Tags: Nigeria, Newborn health, Maternal health, Maternal mortality ratio, Skilled delivery, Antenatal care, Child health, Health systems, Health systems research, Emergency obstetric care, Cluster approach, Maternal mortality, MNCH, PRRINN, cluster, EOC,
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