Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among Women in Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Background: The progress in maternal and new- born care over the years has been remarkable. In Nigeria many births are still not attended to by skilled birth attendants (SBA). Hence maternal and newborn mortality remain high. Birth preparedness and complications readiness (BCPR) is a key intervention towards improving these indices, recommended by the World Health Organization and adopted by the governments of many nations including Nigeria. Every pregnant woman faces the risk of sudden, unpredictable complications that could end in death or injury to herself or to her infant. This study, therefore, aims to address this risk by assessing knowledge, attitude and practice associated with BPCR among women in Surulere Local Government Area in Lagos, Nigeria.
skilled birth attendants (SBA) , New born mortalitity , Pregnant woman , Death or injury , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Social medicine
Kanma-Okafor OJ, Bassey-Duke WA, Okafor IP, Ogunyemi AO, Ladi-Akinyemi TW, Egwuonwu CC. Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among Women in Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos State, Nigeria. Nigerian Quarterly Journal. 2018; 28 (4):