The use of antenatal care in two rural districts of Upper West Region, Ghana.

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Joshua Sumankuuro ; Judith Crockett ; Shaoyu Wang
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 12, issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5619770, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185537
  • Subject: Research Article | Sociology | Professions | Geographical Locations | Antenatal Care | Ghana | Population Groupings | Mothers | People and Places | Health Care Providers | Medical Personnel | Health Care | Africa | Labor and Delivery | Pregnancy | Birth | Maternal Health | Medicine | Families | Nurses | Health Education and Awareness | Q | R | Social Sciences | Culture | Women's Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Science | Medicine and Health Sciences
    mesheuropmc: reproductive and urinary physiology | hemic and lymphatic diseases | female genital diseases and pregnancy complications

Background Despite decades of implementation of maternity healthcare programmes, including a focus on increasing the use of antenatal care (ANC) and concomitant birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR), the uptake of ANC continues to be below expectations in... View more
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