A tale of 22 cities: utilisation patterns and content of maternal care in large African cities

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Sociology, Egyptology & Anthropology Department

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Kerry Lm Wong, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Hania Sholkamy, Mardieh L Dennis, Andrea B Pembe, Catherine Birabwa, Anteneh Asefa, Alexandre Delamou, Estelle Monique Sidze, Jean-Paul Dossou, Peter Waiswa, Lenka Beňová

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Globally, the majority of births happen in urban areas. Ensuring that women and their newborns benefit from a complete package of high-quality care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period present specific challenges in large cities. We examine health service utilisation and content of care along the maternal continuum of care (CoC) in 22 large African cities.

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