Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia is responsible for upwards of 20% of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We examine the relationship between food intake and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia among Indian women aged 15-49 (n=39,657) for the most recent live birth in the five years preceding the National Family Health Survey-3 (2005-06). Daily consumption of milk, […]
This article explores how family planning methods has been contributing to unintended pregnancy among the rural women in Bangladesh. The study was a cross-sectional survey of 3,300 women. Findings suggest that among the respondents about 29 percent of the pregnancies were unintended. Analysis was found that those who did not use contraceptive methods before their […]
This paper examined the impact of the intervention of demand-side financing scheme on utilization of services as well as out-of-pocket expenses incurred by women for availing delivery care services. A quasi-experimental research design was conducted for this study. Findings reveal that there was a significant (p<0.0001) increase in the utilization of delivery care at public […]
Despite the hardship socioeconomic status, the patern of Maternal mortality among palestine refugee population is similar to that among stable midle income countries, A shift was observed during the last decade from causes related to poor obstetric care such as hemorrage and infection to thromboemblic diseases.
In sub-Saharan Africa neonatal mortality in LBWI (<2500g) is one of the highest worldwide. Kangaroo Care (KC) is an alternative to incubators recommended by the WHO. However, most published reports originate from central reference hospitals. In low-resource countries, a large proportion of LBWI remain at district level such that KC at this level seems an […]
This was a facility based cross sectional study in Kidera sub-county, Buyende district, Uganda.It aimed at identifying potential risk factors and describing practices contributing to newborn sepsis in Buyende district in order to make recommendations that will influence behaviour change at community level. 174 newborns participated. 21.8% were laboratory confirmed to have sepsis. The main […]
Maternal and child health programs are yet to achieve desired impact on the obstetric and newborn care services utilization from institution in Bangladesh. This paper explains whether subsidizing out of pocket cost for women promote utilization of institutional obstetrics and newborn care or not. Coupon was provided to poor pregnant women and a mother of […]
Despite decades of progress in improving the delivery and availability of family planning services, high levels of unmet need for family planning still exist in many countries. This suggests that novel approaches are needed to extend access to family planning services to women and couples who desire to limit or space their childbearing but are […]
To improve the maternal and child health indicators Pakistan government initiated the Lady Health Workers Programme in 1994. This study aims to investigate the role of the programme mechanisms in promoting health and empowering people. The research was conducted in a purposively selected village of districts Thatta, Rajanpur and Ghizer. Qualitative methods were used to […]
Majority of the medical students in South Africa intend to prescribe human papillomavirus vaccines even though they have little knowledge on human papillomavirus vaccine.