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Assisted vaginal delivery in low and middle income countries: an overview.

Journal Article
(Published January, 2017)
Bailey, P. (Author),
van Roosmalen, J. (Author),
Mola, G. (Author),
Evans, C. (Author),
de Bernis, L. (Author),
Dao, B. (Author)
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Cross-sectional health facility assessments determined the use of assisted vaginal delivery (AVD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), highlighting what level of care procedures were performed and identifying systemic barriers to its use. Fewer than 20% of facilities in Latin America reported performing AVD in the last 3 months. In sub-Saharan Africa, 53% of 1728 hospitals had performed AVD but only 6% of nearly 10 000 health centres had done so. It was not uncommon to find
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Bailey PE, van Roosmalen J, Mola G, Evans C, de Bernis L, Dao B. Assisted vaginal delivery in low and middle income countries: an overview. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. 2017