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The Three Delays as a Framework for Examining Safe Motherhood in Kafa Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

Australasian Review of African Studies, The
Volume 29 Issue 1/2 (2008)

Abstract: The study examines delay as a crucial factor contributing to maternal mortality, using the conceptual framework of the Three Phases of Delay to explore factors that hinder the provision and utilisation of high quality, timely obstetric care in Kafa Zone, SNNPR, in Ethiopia. The Three Delays constitute the delay in deciding to seek medical care during an obstetric emergency, in reaching a medical facility, and in receiving suitable treatment in a health facility. Various aspects of the Three Delays are evaluated to examine problems of delay, transportation, and the referral system that is considered a vital element of the Ethiopian 'National Reproductive Health Strategy'.

To cite this article: Jackson, Ruth. The Three Delays as a Framework for Examining Safe Motherhood in Kafa Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia [online]. Australasian Review of African Studies, The, Vol. 29, No. 1/2, 2008: 11-25. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=370044530210883;res=IELIND> ISSN: 1447-8420. [cited 29 Jul 16].

Personal Author: Jackson, Ruth; Source: Australasian Review of African Studies, The, Vol. 29, No. 1/2, 2008: 11-25 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1447-8420 Subject: Childbirth; Mothers--Mortality; Mothers--Health and hygiene; Maternal health services--Government policy; Infants--Mortality; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Deakin University

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