This text provides a thorough analysis of maternity services in Nepal. The following issues are highlighted: Low acceptance and use of antenatal care; risk approach and screening; reasons and extent of use of hospital-based obstetric care; quality of care and health worker - client interaction. This is complemented by a community-based study, addressing the community, perception of pregnancy-related problems, choice of care-giver and the communities' assessment of modern maternity services.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 1999. XXI, 156 pp., num. tab. and graf.
Contents: Maternity Services in rural Nepal - Infrastructure and organisation of services - Service performance - Management
and outcome at referal level - Determinants of utilisation by the community - Influence of culture and tradition.