International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 210

Full Length Research Paper

Views of health care providers on factors hindering women with obstetric fistula in seeking fistula repair services in Zambia: The case of Muchinga, Luapula, Eastern and Southern provinces

Nchimunya Nambala Tembo
  • Nchimunya Nambala Tembo
  • School of Nursing Sciences, University of Zambia, P. O. Box 50110, Lusaka, Zambia.
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Jon Odland
  • Jon Odland
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
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Joseph Mumba Zulu
  • Joseph Mumba Zulu
  • School of Public Health, University of Zambia.
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Concepta Namukolo Kwaleyela
  • Concepta Namukolo Kwaleyela
  • School of Nursing Sciences, University of Zambia, P. O. Box 50110, Lusaka, Zambia.
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Patricia Katowa Mukwato
  • Patricia Katowa Mukwato
  • School of Nursing Sciences, University of Zambia, P. O. Box 50110, Lusaka, Zambia.
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Margaret C. Maimbolwa
  • Margaret C. Maimbolwa
  • School of Nursing Sciences, University of Zambia, P. O. Box 50110, Lusaka, Zambia.
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  •  Received: 02 July 2019
  •  Accepted: 19 December 2019
  •  Published: 31 January 2020

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