Antenatal care is essential preventative and curative care before childbirth that prevents maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. There is high coverage of antenatal care in Lebanon, and recent guidelines have been developed to enable a standard package of care. However, it is not clear to what extent healthcare providers implement these evidence-based guidelines. As a result, there is no current consensus on the content of antenatal care and its pattern of provision in Lebanon. This project aims at the assessment of the content of antenatal care in health facilities in Lebanon to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity, which will aid to develop a tool for assessing the content and quality of antenatal care in the Lebanese context and to identify gaps and variations in the content of antenatal care provided by healthcare providers in Lebanon.
Research Timeline: 2020-ongoing
- Dr. Stephen McCall, Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice, CRPH, AUB
- Dr. Chaza Akik, Assistant Research Professor, CRPH, AUB
- Dr. Faysal El Kak, Senior Lecturer, Health Promotion and Community Health, FHS, AUB