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AN EXAMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ANTE-NATAL CARE SERVICES ON MATERNAL MORTALITY IN DANDAGORO, BATAGARAWA LGA KATSINA STATE, NIGERIA

Antenatal care is one of the most essential care given to women during pregnancy. This study was carried out to assess
the quality of antenatal care rendered to pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in primary health care Dandagoro,
Batagarawa Local Government area. The research design was descriptive survey. The Study population are pregnant
women attending Antenatal care at primary health care Dandagoro and Taro Yamani formula was used to determine
the sample size of 137 which was selected through a simple random sampling technique. The socio-demographic data
of this study revealed that majority of the respondents were between 21-30 years, most of them were Muslims,
Hausa/Fulani and housewives. The results of this study showed that the quality of services rendered in primary health
care Dandagoro, was good due to the fact that material resources were available but, no adequate human resources
because majority of staff available are not skilled workers they are Community Health Extension Workers and other nonprofessionals.
This study also reported that antenatal services are adequately utilized and majority of the women were
satisfied with the services they received in the facility. It is therefore recommended that primary health care Dandagoro,
Batagarawa Local Government area should serve as advocate to the local government and other nongovernmental
organization to provide necessary facilities for the provision of quality antenatal care services .

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