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Table 3 Access to maternity care, referral and quality assurance in health facilities obstetric care: Maternal Health Facilities Survey, APHRC 2006, Nairobi

From: The state of emergency obstetric care services in Nairobi informal settlements and environs: Results from a maternity health facility survey

Variable Number N = 25 Percentage (%)
Accessibility factors   
Facility opens less than 7 days a week 22 88.0
Personnel present 24 hours 20 80.0
Charge for normal delivery 25 100.0
Facility provides home deliveries 7 28.0
Referral facilities   
A printed referral form available 4 16.0
Telephone/radio call available 23 92.0
Ambulance available 24 hrs 5 20.0
Quality control measures   
Maternal death audit 13 52.0
Guidelines on infection control displayed 10 40.0
Different beds used at different stages of labor 19 76.0
Have a client register 19 76.0
HIV prophylaxis for personnel 6 24.0
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