Access and Uses of Free Maternal Health Care Services Among Women in Urban West Zanzibar

Hannat Said Abdul-Rahman, Mamudu Dafay, Abdalla Ussi Hamad


The main objective of this study was to examine the access ad uses of free maternal health care services among women in Zanzibar Urban West Region. A quantitative approach adopted in this study and data was analyzed through descriptive statistical analysis. Simple Random and purposive sampling were used to select 262 Respondents. The data were collected through closed ended questionnaires. The findings of the study revealed that, Most of hospitals and clinics visited by maternal mothers were government clinics since  196 respondents which is equal to (74.8%) visited Government clinic, 66 respondents equal to (25.1%) visited private clinics and. In addition the study found that more than 80% of the total respondents were having access and uses of the service provided by the health centers during their pregnancy period. The government of Zanzibar through Ministry of Health should take the special measure to emphasis on the improvement of free maternal health care services in health centres. This may help maternal mother and infants’ to get good treatment.

Keywords: Access and Uses, Free Maternal Health Care Services, Descriptive Statistics, Urban west Zanzibar

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/85-07

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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