- Thursday May 19th, 2022
- Posted by: inscameroun
Analysis of the explanatory factors of the resort to skilled assistance during delivery: accelerating the reduction of maternal mortality
This policy brief aims to present the explanatory factors of resorting to skilled assistance during delivery in the perspective of accelerating the reduction of maternal mortality. Data from the Cameroon Demographic and Health Surveys (CDHS) from 1991 to 2018 show that there is an upward trend in the proportion of skilled assistance during delivery. However, women in rural areas, those in the 35-49 years age group, those with a low level of education, those who are poor, multiparous and those who don’t attend antenatal care benefit less from assistance by trained health personnel during delivery. Explanatory analysis show
that the place of delivery, the survey region, the level of household economic welfare and the number of antenatal care visits attended are determinants of resorting to skilled assistance during delivery over the study period. Consequently, increasing awareness and improving the living conditions of these women are among the fundamental elements that can further enhance the resort to skilled assistance during delivery and thus reduce maternal mortality in Cameroon.