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Notre vision Contribuer à l’amélioration de la santé de la reproduction, notamment celle de la mère et de l’enfant au Burkina Faso et dans la sous–région ouest Africaine. Nos missions Servir de guide opérationnel pour l’action aux structures, instituts, organisations intervenant dans le domaine de la santé de la reproduction ; Servir de cadre (...)

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Accessibility and utilisation of delivery care within a Skilled Care Initiative in rural Burkina Faso


Hounton S., Chapman G., Menten J., De Brouwere V., Ensor T., Sombie I., Meda N.
and Ronsmans C. Accessibility and utilisation of delivery care within a Skilled Care
Initiative in rural Burkina Faso. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2008
volume 13 suppl. 1 pp 44 52.


Objectives  The Skilled Care Initiative (SCI) was a comprehensive skilled attendance at delivery strategy implemented by the Ministry of Health and Family Care International in Ouargaye district (Burkina Faso) from 2002 to 2005. We aimed to evaluate the relationships between accessibility, functioning of health centres and utilisation of delivery care in the SCI intervention district (Ouargaye) and compare this with another district (Diapaga).

Methods  Data were collected on staffing, equipment, water and energy supply for all health centres and a functionality index for health centres were constructed. A household census was carried out in 2006 to assess assets of all household members, and document pregnancies lasting more than 6 months between 2001 and 2005, with place of delivery and delivery attendant. Utilisation of delivery care was defined as birth in a health institution or birth by Caesarean section. Analyses included univariate and multivariate logistic regression.

Results  Distance to health facility, education and asset ownership were major determinants of delivery care utilisation, but no association was found between the functioning of health centres (as measured by infrastructure, energy supply and equipment) and institutional birth rates or births by Caesarean section. The proportion of births in an institution increased more substantially in the SCI district over time but no changes were seen in Caesarean section rates.

Conclusion  The SCI has increased uptake of institutional deliveries but there is little evidence that it has increased access to emergency obstetric care, at least in terms of uptake of Caesarean sections. Its success is contingent on large-scale coverage and 24-h availability of referral for life saving drugs, skilled personnel and surgery for pregnant women.

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Hélène Carabin1*, Athanase Millogo2, Assana Cissé3, Sarah Gabriël4, Ida Sahlu5,6, Pierre Dorny4, Cici Bauer7, Zekiba Tarnagda8, Linda D Cowan1†, (...)

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RESEARCH ARTICLE :The obstetric care subsidy policy in Burkina Faso : what are the effects after five years of implementation ? Findings of a complex evaluation

Rasmané Ganaba1*, Patrick G. C. Ilboudo1, Jenny A. Cresswell2, Maurice Yaogo1, Cheick Omar Diallo3, Fabienne Richard4, Nadia Cunden5, Veronique (...)

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