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Table 1 Available EmOC medications and equipment at health centres (HC)

From: Measuring access to emergency obstetric care in rural Zambia

EmOC supplies HC with supplies HC counted
Oxytocin 36.4% (12) 33
Magnesium sulphate 27.3% (9) 33
Ampicillin 27.3% (9) 33
Penicillin 96.2% (25) 26a
Gentamicin 51.5% (17) 33
Vacuum extractor 6.1% (2) 33
Forceps 9.1% (3) 33
Speculum 54.5% (18) 33
Aspiration syringe/curette 9.1% (3) 33
Blood transfusion 3.0% (1) 33
  1. aPenicillin was added to the survey when it became clear that it was the primary parenteral antibiotic available at most health centres