A Nursing Reading Series Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing, Lyda Sue Cunningham Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing, Lyda Sue Cunningham Interpersonal Relations, Elizabeth Moloney Maternal Health Nursing, Nancy A. Lytle Nursing Fundamentals, ...
Author: Nancy A. Lytle
Category: Maternity nursing
MATERNAL HEALTH CONTEXT 3.1 Every year , an estimated 210 million women have life threatening complications of pregnancy , often leading to serious disability , and a further half a million women die in pregnancy , childbirth and the ...
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Political Science
Incorporating HC 1075-i, session 2006-07
The Availability of Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health Services . 8 Govindasamy , Pavalavalli , M. Kathryn Stewart , Shea O. Rutstein , J. Ties Boerma , and A. Elisabeth Sommerfelt . 1993 . High - Risk Births and Maternity ...
Author: M. Kathryn Stewart
Research to Improve Health Services for Mothers and Children United States. Bureau of Community Health Services. between the hospital- and the social ... Health Outcome Three conclusions were made from the data on maternal health : 1.
Author: United States. Bureau of Community Health Services
Category: Child health services
Maternal and Child Health Journal 17: 1339–45. Anwar, I., H. Y. Nababan, S. Mostari, A. Rahman, and J. A. M. Khan. 2014. “Trends and Inequities in Use of Maternal Health Care Services in Bangladesh, 1991–2011." PLoS One 10 (3): eJ120309 ...
Author: Sameh El-Saharty
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Business & Economics
South Asia Region (SAR) has decreased maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 65 percent between 1990 and 2013, which was the greatest progress among all world regions. Such achievement implores the question, What made SAR stand out against what is predicted by standard socioeconomic outcomes? Improving Maternal and Reproductive Health in South Asia: Drivers and Enablers identifies the interventions and factors that contributed to reducing MMR and improving maternal and reproductive health (MRH) outcomes in SAR. In this study, the analytical framework assumes that improving MRH outcomes is influenced by a multitude of forces from within and outside the health system and considers factors at the household and community levels, as well as interventions in other sectors and factors in the enabling environment. The analysis is based on a structured literature review of the interventions in SAR countries, relevant international experience, and review of the best available evidence from systematic reviews. The focus of the analysis is mainly on assessing the effectiveness of interventions. The findings from this study indicate that the most effective interventions that prevent maternal mortality are those that address the intra-partum stage - the point where most maternal deaths occur - and include improving skilled birth attendance coverage, increasing institutional delivery rates, and scaling up access to emergency obstetric care. There is also adequate evidence that investing in family planning to increase contraceptive use also played a key role during the inter-partum phase by preventing unwanted pregnancies and thus averting the risk of maternal mortality in SAR countries. Outside the programmatic interventions, the levels of household income, women’s education, and completion of secondary education of girls were also strongly correlated with improved MRH outcomes. Also, there is strong evidence that health financing schemes - both demand and supply side - and conditional cash transfer programs were effective in increasing the uptake of MRH services. The study points out to many other interventions with different degrees of effectiveness. The study also identified four major reasons for why SAR achieved this progress in MMR reduction. The best practices and evidence of what works synthesized in this study provide an important way forward for low- and middle-income countries toward achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
Health policy 96 (2):98–107: Publisher Place Published. Smith, K. V., and S. Sulzbach. 2008. Communitybased health insurance and access to maternal health services: evidence from three West African countries.
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
Category: Business & Economics
Reducing the burden of poor maternal, neonatal, and child health ill-health requires improvements in both the supply and use of effective maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services. The financial costs of treatment are known globally to be a major barrier to accessing essential care, potentially imposing considerable burdens on households. To find out what was known about the scale and impact on families of out-of-pocket expenditures in accessing MNCH care in the Asia-Pacific region, this study undertook a systematic review of the global and regional evidence. The findings show that despite significant progress in improving coverage in the region, millions of families in the region continue to face financial barriers to accessing essential MNCH care, and experience significant financial hardships as a result of out-of-pocket payments. It points to areas where the research needs to be improved both methodologically and in terms of geographical coverage, and where better policies might make a difference.
Amnesty International is calling on the US government to prioritize and establish accountability for improving maternal healthcare and outcomes. The Department of Health and Human Services should designate an individual, agency, ...
Author: Paul Hunt
The scale of maternal mortality and morbidity today is staggering. This book focuses on a vital part of a human rights response to maternal mortality, viz. accountability. Accountability encompasses monitoring, review and redress at the local, national and international levels. The book's context includes the UN Human Rights Council maternal mortality and morbidity resolutions, as well as Millennium Development Goal 5. It comes out of a roundtable conference held in Geneva during 2010 that examined maternal mortality, human rights and accountability and provided a forum where maternal health and human rights experts could listen to, and learn from, each other. As well as revised and updated conference papers, this volume includes a rich collection of additional resource material on maternal mortality, human rights and accountability.
48 N° 1, 1995 Safe m0therh00d: Selected research results C0ntents Maternité sans risque: résultats de certaines recherches S0mmaire Maternal health and safe motherhOOd: Findings from selected research studies (Introduction) Argentina ...
Author: World Health Organization
Category: Communicable diseases
However, only a few subnationallevel governments backed this up with specific strategic programming on maternal health. Although as many as eighteen state governments declared policies on the implementation of free maternal health ...
Author: Michael R. Reich
Category: Business & Economics
Governing Health Systems: For Nations and Communities Around the World examines the complex relationships between governance and performance in community and national health systems. Each chapter provides an in-depth case study, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, on health systems in many countries, including Uganda, Ghana, India, Zambia, Japan, Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil, Palestine, and South Korea. The chapters were written by former Takemi Fellows, who were mid-career research fellows at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and their colleagues. This case study approach yields important findings as well as contextual insights about the challenges and accomplishments in addressing governance issues in national and community health systems around the world. Health policymakers around the world are struggling to address the multiple challenges of governing health systems. These challenges also represent important themes for the research mission of the Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This book is based on the program’s thirtieth anniversary symposium held in October 2013 at Harvard. The studies presented in this book—deep examinations of illustrative examples of health system governance for communities and nations—contribute to our knowledge about global health and assist policymakers in dealing with the complex practical problems of health systems. In short, this book addresses central questions about governing health systems—and why governance matters.
Maternal Health and Age Related to parity , but having an independent effect , maternal age is also associated with reproductive outcome . The age when pregnancy and childbirth occur is a factor that couples can control by family ...
Author: Helen J. Hunter
Category: Birth control