Increasing monitoring of pregnant women by identifying pregnant women for early antenatal care in Possotomé, Benin

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Knowing the importance of antenatal consultations (ANCs), Possotomé’s quality improvement team was not satisfied that only 43% of pregnant women in their catchment area were receiving at least four ANCs (the minimum standard), and only 35% were receiving their first ANC during their first trimester. They knew that a change was needed to improve the situation.

Possotomé’s health facility, located in the Comè-Bopa-Grand-Popo-Houéyogbé (CBGH) health zone in southern Benin, is one of 250 public health facilities supported by USAID-funded Advancing Newborn, Child and Reproductive Health Program (ANCRE), which is implemented by University Research Co., LLL and its partners. When Possotomé’s quality improvement team voiced their concern, and wanted to take action, ANCRE helped them move from an idea to action, resulting in success.

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A Possotomé auxiliary nurse checking blood pressure of a pregnant woman who came for ANC (Credit: URC)
Publication Date 
April 2018
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