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Table 3 Signal functions performed by designated EmONC facilities per level in the 3 health zones (HZs) in the North-Kivu Province of Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 2017

From: The status of emergency obstetric and newborn care in post-conflict eastern DRC: a facility-level cross-sectional study

Health zones #1. Antibiotics #2. Oxytocics #3. Anti-convulsants #4. MRP #5. RRP #6. AVD #7. Neonatal resuscitation #8. Caesarean section #9. Blood transfusion Facilities performing all signal function* Facilities providing services 24 h a day and 7 days a week
n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Goma
 RH and RHC (n = 6) 6 (100) 6 (100) 6 (100) 6 (100) 6 (100) 2 (33.3) 6 (100) 6 (100) 5 (83.3) 2 (33.3) 6 (100)
 HC (n = 5) 5 (100) 5 (100) 3 (60.0) 5 (100) 4 (80.0) 0 (0) 3 (60.0) NA NA 0 (0) 0 (0)
Karisimbi
 RH and RHC (n = 6) 6 (100) 6 (100) 3 (50.0) 6 (100) 6 (100) 0 (0) 6 (100) 6 (100) 4 (66.7) 0 (0) 6 (100)
 HC (n = 8) 5 (62.5) 8 (100) 0 (0) 8 (100) 2 (25.0) 0 (0) 1 (12.5) NA NA 0 (0) 0 (0)
Rutshuru
 RH and RHC (n = 6) 4 (66.7) 6 (100) 2 (33.3) 5 (83.3) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7) 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7) 1 (16.7) 1 (16.7) 4 (66.7)
 HC (n = 11) 7 (63.6) 11 (100) 0 (0) 11 (100) 1 (9.1) 0 (0) 1 (9.1) NA NA 0 (0) 0 (0)
All HZs
 RH and RHC (n = 18) 16 (88.9) 18 (100) 11 (61.1) 17 (94.4) 17 (94.4) 3 (16.7) 14 (77.8) 16 (88.9) 10 (56) 3 (16.7) 16 (88.9)
 HC (n = 24) 17 (70.8) 24 (100) 3 (12.5) 24 (100) 7 (29.2) 0 (0) 5 (20.8) NA NA 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total (n = 42) 33 (78.6) 42 (100) 14 (33.3) 41 (97.6) 24 (57.1) 3 (7.1) 19 (45.2) 16 (88.9†) 10 (55.6†) 3 (7.1) 16 (38.1)
  1. MRP: manual removal of placenta, RRP: removal of retained placenta, AVD: assisted vaginal delivery
  2. HC: health centres, RHC: referral health centre, RH: referral hospital
  3. * #1-#7 for HC and #1-#9 for R and RHC
  4. †Calculated with the total number (n = 18) of RH and RHC as the denominator
  5. NA: not applicable