The general objective is to deploy an African network for research and analysis of human reproduction and maternal health in six West African countries.
The specific objectives are to:
* Assess the magnitude of abortion complications in several maternities of the following six West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Senegal.
* Describe the type of abortion complications and the health consequences in terms of maternal morbidity and mortality.
* Identify specific determinants of women seeking care for abortion complications.
The methodology will include a descriptive (demo-epidemiological) survey with a complementary qualitative (sociological) approach.
At the end of this project we expect to know the incidence of first trimester obstetrical complications (abortion, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy), and be able to describe the main causes of abortion complications for women admitted to maternities in different sites in the six African countries. The project will give a better understanding of the reproductive knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of women in several sites (urban and rural) of West and Central Africa. EU-African networking will be further developed and will be made available in the field.
Point 1: - reception of the administrative and scientist agreement to participate
- reception of the names of the coordinators and of the field workers
- obtention of a first version of the register
Point 2: - results of the pre-test; obtention and print of the final version of the register
- obtention of a brief description of each site (medical and para medical personnel, number of admissions, number of births per year, etc.)
Point 3: - obtention of a first data set after two months of data collection
Point 4: - results of the qualitative study
Point 5: - obtention of the complete data sets (from the registers)
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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