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Research Article

Measuring Coverage in MNCH: Validating Women’s Self-Report of Emergency Cesarean Sections in Ghana and the Dominican Republic

  • Özge Tunçalp mail,

    otuncalp@jhsph.edu

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Cynthia Stanton,

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Arachu Castro,

    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Richard Adanu,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

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  • Marilyn Heymann,

    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh,

    Affiliation: Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

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  • Samantha R. Lattof,

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ann Blanc,

    Affiliation: Population Council, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Ana Langer

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: May 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060761
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Özge Tunçalp, Cynthia Stanton
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Arachu Castro, Marilyn Heymann
Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Richard Adanu
School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Samantha R. Lattof, Ana Langer
Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Ann Blanc
Population Council, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: otuncalp@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

ÖT and CS conducted this work under Stanton-Hill Research LLC, funded by Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. AC is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine. All of the other authors declare no competing interests associated with the work supporting this manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OT CS RA KAB AC MH AB AL SL. Performed the experiments: OT AC MH KAB RA. Analyzed the data: OT CS. Wrote the paper: OT CS. Contributed to the interpretation of data from the DR for the manuscript: AC MH. Provided input to the manuscript: AC MH KAB RA AB AL.