The three delays

- Ask men to help us deal with the 3 delays decisively; these delays contribute to maternal/neonatal morbidity and mortality:

1. Delay in deciding to seek appropriate care. This could be due to: socio- cultural barriers, failure to recognize danger signs, failure to perceive severity of illness, and cost considerations

2. Delay in reaching an appropriate health care facility. This is due to long distance to a facility, poor condition of roads - rocky steep, rivers overflow during the rainy season, lack of transportation and cost considerations

3. Delay in receiving adequate emergency care at the facility. This may be due to: Shortage of staff, supplies, and basic equipment; unskilled personnel, user fees among others