alexa Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality in the Regional University Teaching Hospital of Borgou (BENIN) In 2013
ISSN: 2090-7214

Clinics in Mother and Child Health
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Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality in the Regional University Teaching Hospital of Borgou (BENIN) In 2013

d’Almeida M1, Noudamadjo A2, Obossou AAA2*, Agossou J2, Adedemy JD2 and Abogbo D2

1Department of Mother and Child, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cotonou, University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin

2Department of Mother and Child, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou, Republic of Benin

*Corresponding Author:
Obossou AAA
Gynecologist & Obstetrician
Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou, Republic of Benin
Tel :(229) 95 85 32 79/97 06 78 52
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 04, 2016; Accepted Date: May 08, 2016; Published Date: May 15, 2016

Citation: d’Almeida M, Noudamadjo A, Obossou AAA, Agossou J, Adedemy JD, et al. (2016) Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality in the Regional University Teaching Hospital of Borgou (BENIN) In 2013. Clinics Mother Child Health 13:244. doi: 10.4172/2090-7214.1000244

Copyright: © 2016 d’Almeida M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Introduction: Perinatal mortality is still high in the developing countries, with a significant proportion for early neonatal mortality. Its reduction depends on identification of causes in view of priority actions to achieve the fourth Millennium Development Goal. Objective: Describe perinatal morbidity and mortality in the major hospital facility of North-Benin. Settings and method: It was a cross-sectional, descriptive and prospective study conducted over the period from March 1 through August 31, 2013 in the Mother & Child Unit of the Borgou Regional University Hospital (CHUD-Borgou) located in Parakou i.e. in the North-Benin. Findings: Perinatal mortality rate was 153.55% still birth rate 87.39% and early neonatal mortality rate 66.16%. Fetal suffering (48.21%), morbidity associated with fetal membranes, through premature rupture of the membranes (60.58%) and neonatal morbidity through neonatal infections (26.32%) were the leading causes of fetal morbidity. Fetal suffering (31.43%) was the leading cause of late fetal deaths; and neonatal infections (33.96%), prematurity (28.30%) and perinatal asphyxia (18.87%) were the leading causes of early neonatal deaths. Conclusion: Perinatal mortality is high in the Borgou Regional University Teaching Hospital (CHUD). Its reduction requires a holistic approach based on new-born care policy

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