Volume 136, Issue 2 p. 215-219
CLINICAL ARTICLE

Effects of an intervention initiated by a national society to improve postabortion care in rural facilities in Burkina Faso

Sibraogo Kiemtoré

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Sibraogo Kiemtoré

Unit of Training and Research in Health Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Sibraogo Kiemtoré, Unit of Training and Research in Health Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Bukina Faso.

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Hyacinthe Zamané

Hyacinthe Zamané

Unit of Training and Research in Health Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Danlotoma P. Kaïn

Danlotoma P. Kaïn

Unit of Training and Research in Health Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Yobi A. Sawadogo

Yobi A. Sawadogo

Unit of Training and Research in Health Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Issa Ouédraogo

Issa Ouédraogo

Unit of Training and Research in Health Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Centre Hospitalier Régional de Ouahigouya, Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso

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Ali Ouédraogo

Ali Ouédraogo

Unit of Training and Research in Health Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Jean Lankoandé

Jean Lankoandé

Unit of Training and Research in Health Sciences, University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yalgado Ouedraogo Teaching Hospital in Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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First published: 02 November 2016
Citations: 4

Abstract

Objective

To evaluate the results of an intervention by the Societé de Gynécologues et Obstétriciens du Burkina (SOGOB) to improve postabortion care (PAC) in rural areas of Burkina Faso.

Methods

From June 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013, SOGOB increased capacity for PAC by providing training in health care and equipment to 45 rural health facilities. Performance in PAC in the year before intervention (June 1, 2011, to May 31, 2012) was compared with that in the year following intervention (June 1, 2013, to May 31, 2014).

Results

The number of cases of incomplete abortion managed within a year increased from 1812 before the intervention to 2738 afterwards. Before capacity building, none of the health facilities was using misoprostol for management of incomplete abortion. After capacity building, misoprostol was used in 805 (29.4%) cases. The use of inappropriate methods to empty the uterus decreased (27.5% [498/1812] vs 1.4% [38/2738]; P<0.001). The frequencies of uterine perforation and pelvic infection also decreased (P≤0.01 for both). In the year after implementation, 2035 (78.3%) of 2600 women had taken up a family planning method before leaving the facility.

Conclusion

SOGOB's intervention has improved the quality of PAC in rural health facilities in Burkina Faso.