International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

 

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Editor's Monthly Pick

Health insurance coverage and access to skilled birth attendance in Togo

"With the transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, reduction of maternal mortality continues to be a priority, and therefore so does the use of skilled birth attendants at delivery. Low coverage of births by skilled attendants is a major problem in low-income countries. This paper from Togo by Mati and colleagues shows how health financing systems affect this important maternal health indicator. Governments of low- and middle-income countries need to ensure that health care costs do not continue to serve as a barrier to efforts to eliminate preventable maternal mortality."
 

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