TABLE 4.

Baseline and Endline Assessment Results After Implementing Interventions to Improve Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care in 6 Hospitals, Busoga Region, Uganda

Readiness Assessment ItemsDecember 2013 No. (%)December 2016 No. (%)
Electricity supply on day of survey6 (100)6 (100)
Functional refrigerator6 (100)6 (100)
Motorized transport for referrals5 (83)6 (100)
Clean running water and soap6 (100)6 (100)
Functional newborn weighing scale5 (83)6 (100)
Thermometer6 (100)6 (100)
Pulse oximeter4 (67)6 (100)
Ambu-bag6 (100)6 (100)
Newborn suction devicea6 (100)6 (100)
Oxygen (fully working delivery system)a4 (67)6 (100)
Nasogastric tubes and 20-ml syringes4 (67)6 (100)
Phototherapy machinea2 (33)6 (100)
Kangaroo Mother Care bed or chaira1 (17)6 (100)
IV cannular sets6 (100)6 (100)
IV bags and tubing6 (100)6 (100)
Feeding cupsa0 (0)6 (100)
Fetoscope6 (100)6 (100)
Stethoscope6 (100)6 (100)
Clocka4 (67)6 (100)
Gloves (clean and sterile)6 (100)6 (100)
Adult weighing scale6 (100)6 (100)
Drugs
Dextrose saline and rigors lactate6 (100)6 (100)
Vitamin K6 (100)6 (100)
Tetracycline eye ointment6 (100)6 (100)
Corticosteroidsa1 (17)6 (100)
Oxytocin6 (100)6 (100)
Misoprostol6 (100)6 (100)
IV antibiotics (ceftriaxone, gentamicin, ampicillin)a6 (100)6 (100)
Local anesthetics (lidocaine)6 (100)6 (100)
Phenobarbitala1 (17)6 (100)
Nevirapine6 (100)6 (100)
Magnesium sulfatea4 (67)6 (100)
Guidelines and protocols
Active management of the third stage of labora1 (17)6 (100)
Management of postpartum hemorrhagea1 (17)6 (100)
Management of neonatal sepsisa1 (17)6 (100)
Newborn feedinga1 (17)6 (100)
Newborn resuscitationa1 (17)6 (100)
  • a Catalytic supplies provided by the project.