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Table 4 Distribution of designated EmONC facilities in the study health zones (HZs) in the North-Kivu Province of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in comparison with the minimum number of functioning EmONC facilities required by the World Health Organization (WHO), 2017

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

Health zones Total population Minimum number of EmONC facilities for 500,000 population as per the WHO[a] Number of designated cEmONC facilities per 500,000 population in the study HZs Number of designated bEmONC facilities per 500,000 population in the study HZs cEmONC facilities bEmONC facilities Functioning EmONC facilities as a proportion of the minimum number recommended by the WHO
([b + c]/a, %)
      Minimum number acceptable by the WHO Number of functioning cEmONC facilities in the study HZs [b] Minimum number acceptable by the WHO Number of functioning bEmONC facilities in the study HZs [c]
Goma 243,685 3 12 10 1 2 2 0 66.7
Karisimbi 461,089 5 7 9 1 0 4 0 0.0
Rutshuru 283,432 3 11 19 1 1 2 0 33.3
All HZs 988,206 10 9 12 2 3 8 0 30.0
  1. cEmONC: comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care, bEmONC: basic emergency obstetric and newborn care
  2. †Calculated as population/500,000 × 5 (rounded up)
  3. ‡Calculated as 500,000/population x number of designated EmONC or bEmONC facilities