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Long Description for Performance Indicator: Percentage of Live Births Attended by Skilled Birth Attendants


Bureau of Resource Management
Report
May 10, 2010

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Performance Indicator Target and Results Summary for 2007-2011
Performance Indicator 2007
Results
2008
Results
2009
Target
2009
Results
2009
Rating
2010
Target
2011
Target
Percentage of Live Births Attended by Skilled Birth Attendants 45.7% 46.7% 47.2% 47.9% Blue: Above target.
Above target
48.9% 50.9%
Impact(s): Having a skilled attendant at birth is a critical component of efforts to reduce maternal mortality. Most maternal deaths happen during labor and delivery or within the first few days following delivery. Because potentially fatal complications can occur among women who do not fall into any of the traditional high-risk groups, they are difficult to predict and prevent. In many countries, most births occur at home. Increasing the frequency of deliveries overseen by skilled birth attendants is more likely to result in prompt recognition of complications, initiation of treatment, and lives saved.

 




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