Title: Evaluation of quality of antenatal care services in selected healthcare centers of Mumbwa and Lusaka districts of Zambia: Pregnant women’s perspectives
Maimbolwa C. Margaret, Katowa-Mukwato Patricia, Kwaleyela Namukolo Concepta, Mwiinga-Kalusopa Victoria, Musenge Emmanuel, Banda Yolan, Mutinta Crecious Muleya
University of Zambia, Zambia
Audience Take Away:
- The audience will take note of what the WHO guidelines wants the midwife to follow when attending to the pregnant women and at what gestational period to take note of.
- The audience will be reminded on how to manage the pregnant women according to WHO recommendations.
- The faculty can use to expand their research or teaching as the curriculum might have been developed way back and lack research information. For teaching it can help faculty on areas of emphasis that student midwives should focus on while providing care.
- As it shows exactly what is approved to be done and it will make as many pregnant women seek help. It could help midwives to detect danger signs in pregnancy early for quick intervention.
- It shows the researcher the gaps in the current practice of midwives which could be a focus of future research.
- Identification of practice gaps for communication to managers and policy makers. The carers can detect missing resources and replenish them. The infrastructure can also be repaired or improved.
Margaret Connie Maimbolwa, RNM, DNE, BScN, PhD, is a PhD nurse-midwife, Professor, Researcher and senior leturer at School of Nursing, University of Zambia who is a lecturer, researcher, consultant and was assistant Dean for undergraduate programs at the School of Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka. She received her PhD from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. She has taken part in many research projects within Zambia in relation to maternal and child survival.