Determinants of Health Quality for Prenatal and Postnatal in Tanzania: A Case of Mwananyamala and Sinza Palestina Dar-Es-Salaam City, Tanzania

Nimrod, Joan (2017) Determinants of Health Quality for Prenatal and Postnatal in Tanzania: A Case of Mwananyamala and Sinza Palestina Dar-Es-Salaam City, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the factors influencing quality of Health for Prenatal and Postnatal in the country. A case of Mwananyamala and Sinza Palesitina in Kinondoni Municipality-Tanzania. This study assessed the factors influencing the quality of health for Prenatal and Postnatal care services, the case of Mwananyamala and Sinza Palestina hospital in Kinondoni. The study was guided by four objectives which aimed at identifying the determinants of qualities for prenatal Healthcare Services objectives; to examine the determinants of quality for postnatal healthcare; to identify the challenges on the factors influencing quality of Health for Prenatal and Postnatal and examine the strategies to overcome the challenges facing Healthcare Services on providing quality prenatal and postnatal care. The study was conducted in two wards from two hospitals with a total of 85 respondents which were obtained through simple random sampling technique. The data were generated through questionnaires, in-depth interviews, participatory field observation, and focus group discussion. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative approach. The data collected were both qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed, whereby quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive analysis found inside Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. This study revealed that the public health facilities are still facing a lot of challenges in providing proper maternal health care including shortage of skilled staffs, shortage of tools and equipment’s. This study recommended strengthening the health system, accessibility of prenatal and postnatal healthcare services fighting corruption and removing all costs in health system, the integration of various health projects and programs for easy management, establishment and strengthening monitoring and evaluation system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 500 Science > 570 Life sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2018 08:59
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2018 08:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2249

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