Perinatal Mortality

While stillbirth rate decreased in the control group from 18 per 100,000 births at baseline to 14 by year three of the intervention, it did change in the intervention group (Fig. 2). Following introduction of CEmONC services, the facilities started to receive more obstetric emergencies from the surrounding lower facilities. Some had severely distressed fetus and intrauterine fetal deaths. The low stillbirth rate at the baseline could also have been contributed by poor documentation before the intervention that was observed during data collection.

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