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Table 4 Facilities with essential drugs, laboratory testing, protocols, equipment and newborn resuscitation capacity

From: Public health facility resource availability and provider adherence to first antenatal guidelines in a low resource setting in Accra, Ghana

Variable Ambulance, blood and antenatal care drugs [N (%)]
  Ambulance Blood & blood products Oxytocics MgSO4 IV Fluids Iron SP for IPTp ACT for Malaria
HC & PC (N = 5) 2 (40.0) 1 (20.0) 5 (100.0) 4 (80.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 3 (60.0) 5 (100.0)
Hospitals (N = 6) 4 (66.7) 5 (83.3) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 5 (66.7) 6 (100.0)
Variable Laboratory testing [n (%)]
  Glucose test Malaria test Hemoglobin test Urine protein test Ultrasound test PMTCT for HIV Pregnancy test
HC & PC (N = 5) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 4 (80.0) 3 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0)
Hospitals (N = 6) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 5 (83.3) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0)
Variable Antenatal and delivery protocols and equipment [n (%)]
  ANC protocols Delivery protocols SMP STG ANC equipmenta Delivery equipmentb
HC & PC (N 5) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0)
Hospital (N = 6) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0)
Variable Newborn resuscitation [n (%)]
  Vitamin K Bag and mask Heater or warmer Incubator Emergency tray Oxygen supply
HC & PC (N = 5) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (100.0) 5 (100.0)
Hospital (N = 6) 5 (83.3) 6 (100.0) 4 (66.7) 3 (50.0) 6 (100.0) 6 (100.0)
  1. ACT means artemisinin based combination therapy; ANC means antenatal care; HC means health center; PC means polyclinic; SMP means national safe motherhood service protocol; SP means sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine; STG means Standard Treatment Guidelines
  2. aweighing scale, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, fetoscope, tape measure, thermometer, emergency tray
  3. bweighing scale, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, fetoscope, tape measure, thermometer, emergency tray, partograph, adequate lighting, adequate water source