|Preventing Prolonged Labour IV (WHO - OMS, 1994, 24 p.)|
1. To assess whether an education programme for health workers will result in correct application of the partograph.
2. To determine what effect introduction of the partograph in rural health centres has on the rate of referral of women in prolonged or obstructed labour.
3. To determine the effect of the introduction of the partograph on the incidence of prolonged labour, of augmented labour, and of operative delivery.
4. To determine whether appropriate interventions based on the partograph will reduce maternal and perinatal complications.