Calculating the neonatal mortality rate
By now, you should be able to work out how to calculate the neonatal mortality rate in your catchment area. Remember that this rate is expressed per 1,000 live births.
In conclusion, this study session has shown you how to plan the number of visits in your antenatal care service, and how to estimate your success every year by calculating how much you have increased the antenatal care coverage and delivery coverage rates, and reduced the maternal mortality ratio and the neonatal mortality rate in your catchment area. In Study Session 2, we show you some effective methods of promoting good antenatal care in your community through health education, advocacy and social mobilisation.