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Table 2 Number of facilities by emergency obstetric care signal functions

From: Availability, utilisation and quality of maternal and neonatal health care services in Karamoja region, Uganda: a health facility-based survey

Characteristic Type of facility Total
Hospital Health centre*
Number of health units 2 11 13
Services provided within the past 3 months (EmOC signal functions)
1. Parental antibiotics 2 11 13
2. Parental oxytocics 2 10 12
3. Parental sedatives/anticonvulsants 2 10 12
4. Manual removal of placenta 2 7 9
5. Removal of retained products 2 4 6
6. Assisted vaginal delivery 2 0 2
7. Neonatal resuscitation with bag and mask 2 5 7
8. Blood transfusion provided 2 NA 2
9. Caesarean section 2 NA 2
Current EmOC Status    
Comprehensive EmOCa 2 NA 2
Basic-EmOCb 0 0 0
Non EmOCc 0 11 11
  1. *Health centres providing delivery service (10 HC III and 1 HC II).
  2. aif all 1–9 were provided, bif only 1–7 were provided, cif any of 1–7 was not provided. NA: Not applicable.