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Table 4 Comparison of Delphi effectiveness estimates to WHO Delphi (2006)

From: Estimating the impact of interventions on cause-specific maternal mortality: a Delphi approach

LiST Delphi Study WHO Delphi Study (2006)
Intervention COD Est. Intervention COD Est. Notes
CEmOC PPH 90 Management of PPH to protect mothers with PPH more than 500 ml after birth PPH 90 WHO intervention could be carried out in CEmOC facility
Safe abortion services Induced abortion 95 Safe abortion, Management of abortion complications to protect mothers with complications of abortion Complications of abortion 90  
CEmOC Obstructed Labor 95 Management of prolonged or obstructed labor to protect mothers with prolonged or obstructed labor Obstructed labor 90 WHO intervention could be carried out in CEmOC facility
Parenteral antibiotics Sepsis-pregnancy 80 Management of puerperal sepsis to protect mothers with puerperal sepsis Puerperal metritis 80 Puerperal metritis is only one cause of pregnancy-related sepsis
IPTp/ITNs Malaria 72.5 Malaria prophylaxis or IPT provided during the antenatal period in malaria endemic areas Malaria 80 WHO intervention does not include ITNs
IPTp/ITNs Malaria 72.5 ITNs Malaria 24§ WHO intervention does not include IPTp
Anti-convulsants (MgSO4) Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia 60 Treatment of HDPs Pre-eclampsia or eclampsia 80 WHO intervention also includes anti-hypertensives and supportive care
Hypertensive therapy HDPs 50§ Treatment of HDPs Pre-eclampsia or eclampsia 80 WHO intervention includes MgSO4 and supportive care in addition to antihypertensives
CEmOC APH 90 Management of APH to protect mothers with APH APH 80 WHO intervention could be carried out in CEmOC facility
Clean delivery practices Sepsis-pregnancy 60§ Clean delivery practices by traditional birth attendant Puerperal metritis 75 Puerperal metritis is only one cause of preg.-rel. sepsis
Parenteral antibiotics Sepsis-pregnancy 80 Management of pre-labor rupture of membranes and infection to protect mothers with pre-labor rupture of membranes and infection Puerperal metritis 55 Puerperal metritis is only one cause of preg.-rel. sepsis; WHO intervention is only preventive
Parenteral antibiotics Sepsis-pregnancy 80 Antibiotics for preterm premature rupture of membranes Puerperal metritis 50 Puerperal metritis is only one cause of preg-rel. sepsis; WHO intervention is only preventive
  1. § = consensus not reached, COD = cause of death