Table 1

Characteristics of the participating hospitals and maternity wards before the COVID-19 pandemic

Hospital nameHôpital National Ignace Deen (Ignace Deen National Hospital)Hôpital Regional de Mamou (Mamou Regional Hospital)Lagos University Teaching HospitalMuhimbili National HospitalKawempe National Referral HospitalMulago Specialised Women’s and Neonatal Hospital
Owner/operating authorityMinistry of HealthMinistry of HealthFederal Government of NigeriaGovernment of TanzaniaGovernment of UgandaGovernment of Uganda
Year of establishment189219081961191019622019
Total number of beds467907611500170425
Hospital designationTertiary teaching hospitalRegional hospitalTertiary teaching hospitalTertiary teaching hospitalMaternity/women’s care and neonatal careMaternity/women’s care and neonatal care
Private services offeredNoNoYesYesYesYes
Maternity services and infrastructure
Routine outpatient antenatal careNo (only for complicated cases)YesYesYesYesYes
Routine outpatient postnatal careNoNoYesYesYesYes
Caesarean sectionsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Private maternity services offeredNoNoYesYesYesYes
Service outputs (pre-COVID-19)
Number of outpatient antenatal visits (annual for 2019)1148586023 04835 1695216
Number of births (annual for 2019)59273468933738521 7781163