Assessment of Post-abortion Care Services in Two Health Facilities in Conakry, Guinea

Tamba M. Millimouno, Jean P. Leno, Sidikiba Sidibé, Oumou H. Bah, Alexandre Delamou, Yolande Hyjazi


High quality post-abortion care (PAC) is needed to curb maternal deaths by providing effective treatment and preventing future unintended pregnancies through PAC family planning. This study aimed at assessing PAC services with a focus on women’s satisfaction with care they received in two health facilities in Conakry. We conducted a cross-sectional mixed method study with 426 PAC clients from March 1st to August 31st, 2014. Data analyses were performed using Stata software version 14 for quantitative data and using a thematic approach for qualitative data. Overall, 92.5% of women were satisfied with PAC services they received. The short waiting time (< 30 min), the appropriate management of pain during the treatment, the affordable cost of the treatment, the confidentiality of services, the good patient-provider interaction and the cleanliness of the premises were factors statistically significantly associated with the satisfaction of women (P-value ˂ 0.001). This study showed a high rate of women’s satisfaction. Nevertheless, health authorities should assure a regular follow-up on the application of official prices for the treatment of PAC patients; and providers should further consider aspects such as pain management during treatment, confidentiality of services, patient-provider interaction for optimal satisfaction of clients with PAC services. (Afr J Reprod Health 2020; 24[2]: 96-105).

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