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Assessing post-abortion care in health facilities in Afghanistan: a cross-sectional study

Journal Article
(Published February, 2015)
Ansari, N. (Author),
Zainullah, Partamin (Author),
Kim, Y.M. (Author),
Tappis, H. (Author),
Kols, A. (Author),
Currie, S. (Author),
Haver, J. (Author),
van Roosmalen, J. (Author),
Broerse, J. (Author),
Stekelenburg, J. (Author)
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A national EONC assessment conducted 2009-10 in 78 of the 127 facilities providing emergency obstetrical care in Afghanistan found supplies and equipment available for post abortion care but knowledge and skills of most providers were insufficient to deliver quality PAC services.  This assessment disclosed need for competency training of all skilled birth attendants in PAC services and also more PAC competency training through pre-service medical education.

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Ansari N, Zainullah P, Kim Y, Tappis H, Kols A, Currie S, et al. Assessing post-abortion care in health facilities in Afghanistan: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015;15(1):6.