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Existence and functionality of emergency obstetric care services at district level in Kenya: theoretical coverage versus reality

  • Elizabeth Echoka1Email author,
  • Yeri Kombe1,
  • Dominique Dubourg2,
  • Anselimo Makokha3,
  • Bjørg Evjen-Olsen4, 5,
  • Moses Mwangi1,
  • Jens Byskov6,
  • Øystein Evjen Olsen4 and
  • Richard Mutisya1
BMC Health Services Research201313:113

Received: 11 September 2012

Accepted: 19 March 2013

Published: 25 March 2013

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Original Submission
11 Sep 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
30 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yunxian Yu
4 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ayesha De Costa
31 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth Echoka
Resubmission - Version 2
31 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Yunxian Yu
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
19 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
25 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-13-113

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Public Health Research Institute, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
Woman and Child Health Research Center, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine Nationalestraat 155
Department of Food Science, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Centre for International Health, University of Bergen
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sørlandet Hospital
Centre for Health Research and Development, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen