Corneille Killy Ntihabose

Department of Public Health, University of Mount Kenya, Thika, Kenya

  • Research Article   
    Health Care Providers and Community Health Care-worker’s Perspectives on the Factors Contributing to Continued Neonatal Deaths in Gicumbi District, Rwanda
    Author(s): Corneille Killy Ntihabose* and Nicholas Ngomi

    Introduction: Rwanda’s neonatal mortality remains high and estimated to be 20 per 1000 live births according to the 2014-15 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (RDHS 2014-2015). Improving outcomes of maternal and child health outcomes in low and middle-income countries remains a major challenge. Globally, the United Nations estimated that the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) was 216 per 100,000 births and the under-five mortality rate 43 per 1,000 live births in 2015 and that the majority of these deaths occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa. Factors like poor maternal health, management of pregnancy and delivery complications and poor medical and nursing care during childbirth or shortly after birth of neonate predispose to neonatal deaths and morbidities. These factors predisposing neonatal deaths and morbidities are poorly measured in developing world but some studie.. Read More»

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