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Table 5 Synthesis of barriers to access RMNCAH services reported in the studies

From: Health policy mapping and system gaps impeding the implementation of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health programs in South Sudan: a scoping review

Barriers to access MNCH healthcare servicesReproductive health services (family planning)Maternal Health services (ANC, facility-based deliveries, post-natal care)Newborn & children health care services
Geographic (distance, transport, roads) +++ 
Financial +++ 
Gender norms+++++ 
Insecurity +++ 
Social-cultural norms ++ 
Lack of knowledge of maternal dangers signs, newborn and children ‘s diseases +++
Perception of needs & benefits of using MNCH services ++
Perception of the health system (quality of care) +++ 
  1. +reported in one study, ++ reported in two studies, +++ reported in more than two studies