It also noted the proportion of women giving birth with a skilled attendant
during the same period more than doubled from 23 percent to 55 percent.
Access is not enough; although the proportion of Pakistani mothers who gave birth in a health facility or with a skilled attendant
more than doubled between 2001-2013, the newborn mortality rate fell by less than a quarter.
3% of women delivered with a skilled attendant
while 34% delivered with a TBA and 24% delivered with a family member.
Over the same period, the proportion of women who received at least two antenatal care visits increased from 16% to 53%, the proportion who had a skilled attendant
at delivery increased from 14% to 46%, and the proportion who gave birth in a health facility increased from 13% to 39%.
Each year, some 36 million women in low- and middle-income countries give birth without a skilled attendant
Each year, some 36mn women in low- and middle-income countries give birth without a skilled attendant
The unit is cost effective, with ease of installation and maintenance, and no skilled attendant
Pakistan has got an institutional delivery coverage of 34% and skilled attendant
at birth coverage of 39% which is very low and thus a contributing factor for high NMR8.
The proportion of children born under a skilled attendant
and bottle-fed was almost equivalent to those born under unskilled attendant and not bottle-fed.
According to an UNFPA statement, despite progresses in the past decade , two-thirds of women still gave birth at home without a midwife or skilled attendant
, more than half of the women under the age of 20 had no education and maternal mortality was still unacceptably high.
However, 9% of the women did not get help from anyone at birth, and no single delivery in the home was attended by a skilled attendant
Because of them, women in rural settings and geographically non-contiguous areas also have access to a skilled attendant