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Availability and distribution of human resources for provision of comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care in Afghanistan: a cross-sectional study

Journal Article
(Published April, 2015)
Faqir, M. (Author),
Zainullah, Partamin (Author),
Tappis, H, (Author),
Mungia, J. (Author),
Currie, S. (Author),
Kim, Young-Mi (Author)
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Assessment from December 2009 to February 2010 of 78 referral centers for emergency obstetrical care in Afghanistan to determine if they were fully staffed for 24 hours, seven days a week with observations of clinical staff on duty, vacancies and turnover rates.  All had midwives but 5% lacked physicians; 10% lacked anesthesists; and 51% did not have obstetricians/gynecologists on staff.  Review recommended more efforts to train women to fill essential health workforce staffing vacancies with incentives for retention.

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Faqir M, Zainullah P, Tappis H, Mungia J, Currie S, Kim YM. Availability and distribution of human resources for provision of comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care in Afghanistan: a cross-sectional study. Conflict and health. 2015;9:9