Maternal healthcare provides essential care to keep women and newborns healthy during pre-birth visits, delivery, and after birth. In Sub-Saharan Africa, factors inhibiting women from receiving quality maternal care include distance, poverty, quality of maternal healthcare, family dynamics, and cultural beliefs. Lack of access to maternal healthcare has led to severe maternal and neonatal mortality, morbidity, and lack of family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Though lack of maternal healthcare is still an issue, significant improvement has been made since 2000 due to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Midwifery and mobile outreach services for family planning are prime examples of practices to improve the maternal healthcare situation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
"Lack of Access to Maternal Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2022:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2022/iss1/4