Swagata Ghosh

Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Swagata GhoshShakir HossenRifath Ara Alam BarshaAtia Sharmeen and S. M. Iftekhar Uddin (2017) Factors affecting deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants in Bangladesh in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, 2017 3:7.


Every year a significant number of women die while giving birth all around the world. Reduction of maternal death during childbirth is not only necessary to ensure safe maternity, but also to achieve the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

Research suggests that deliveries attended by unskilled birth attendants is one of the major causes of maternal death during childbirth. Bangladesh, a country of South East Asia, is struggling to reduce the number of maternal deaths. Our study explored the factors associated with deliveries attended by Skilled Birth Attendants (SBA) in Bangladesh. The study revealed some important factors closely related with deliveries attended by SBAs, and recommended feasible suggestions to raise the percentage of SBA deliveries, which should ultimately help to reduce the number of maternal deaths in Bangladesh.