Determinants of Neonatal Mortality in the Health Districts of Labe, Mamou, Faranah and Kankan
Central African Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2019, Pages: 246-251
Received: Sep. 5, 2019;
Accepted: Sep. 24, 2019;
Published: Oct. 10, 2019
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Diallo Ibrahima Sory, Department of Neonatology, Institute of Child Nutrition and Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Diallo Sory, Department of Neonatology, Institute of Child Nutrition and Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Camara Yero Boye, Strategy and Development Office, Ministry of Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Diallo Thierno Saïdou, National HIV Programme, Ministry of Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Conte N’faly, Department of Neonatology, Institute of Child Nutrition and Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Koulibaly Mamadou Korka, Department of Neonatology, Institute of Child Nutrition and Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Cisse Moussa, Department of Neonatology, Institute of Child Nutrition and Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Kaba Djèney Fadima, Strategy and Development Office, Ministry of Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
Daffe Mamadi, Food and Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health, Conakry, Republic of Guinea
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Neonatal mortality is still a real public health problem in Guinea. Indeed, despite the remarkable progress made in the country, neonatal mortality is still high: 20 per 1000 live births (1). Regional disparities are significant, with the regions of Mamou (32‰), Faranah (28‰), Labé (26‰) and Kankan (26‰) being the most affected. Objective: To determine the main factors related to neonatal deaths in the Faranah, Mamou, Labé and Kankan regions. This is a descriptive qualitative study that examines the perspectives of health service users, local decision-makers and providers on the causes of neonatal mortality in the Labé, Mamou, Faranah and Kankan regions. The main direct medical causes of neonatal mortality cited by participants were: prematurity, neonatal infections, low birth weight, hypoglycemia, hemorrhagic diseases of the newborn. This workshop concluded that neonatal mortality depends on a multitude of economic, political, socio-cultural and health factors, all of which endanger the lives of newborns.
Neonatal Mortality, Determinants, Health District
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Diallo Ibrahima Sory,
Camara Yero Boye,
Diallo Thierno Saïdou,
Koulibaly Mamadou Korka,
Kaba Djèney Fadima,
Determinants of Neonatal Mortality in the Health Districts of Labe, Mamou, Faranah and Kankan, Central African Journal of Public Health.
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2019, pp. 246-251.
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