As part of the strategies to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, the introduction of a minimum integrated package of maternal and newborn care including Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) and Essential Newborn Care (ENC) are simple and inexpensive approaches in poor countries. This brief reports on a study conducted by the Senegal Ministry of Health and Prevention, with support from IntraHealth and the Population Council, whose objectives included: 1) evaluating the functional capacity of the targeted health structures to offer the AMTSL and ENC, 2) evaluating the knowledge and skills of the providers, and 3) identifying problems encountered in the application of AMTSL and ENC. The brief makes several recommendations: to improve the work environment, strengthen the availaibility of products, promote supportive supervision, and improve data reporting and documentation.
Population Council. 2010. "A strategy for the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality," brief. Dakar: Population Council.