2017 Journal
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2017 Journal

Dear Reader, The Prognosis, McGill’s student journal of global health, was founded in 2011 by a group of students dedicated to highlighting interdisciplinary scholarship in the emerging field of global health. With each new editorial board, the journal has evolved, though we strive to maintain our initial mandate of promoting research at the intersection of … Continue reading

Antenatal Care: A Success Story? The (In)Effectiveness of Antenatal Care in Reducing Maternal Mortality and Promoting Maternal Health in Developing Countries
Maternal Health

Antenatal Care: A Success Story? The (In)Effectiveness of Antenatal Care in Reducing Maternal Mortality and Promoting Maternal Health in Developing Countries

Ran van der Wal, Mary Taleh, Liliane Mulinda Abstract: Antenatal care (ANC) is considered a success story in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), as its uptake is very high. This paper aims to assess its effectiveness to reduce maternal mortality and promote maternal health in LMIC. Facility-based deliveries attended by skilled personnel are required. Focused … Continue reading

Reclaiming Childbirth: The Inuulitsivik Aboriginal Midwifery Program
Aboriginal Health / Canadian Health Policy / Canadian Inuit Health / Maternal Health

Reclaiming Childbirth: The Inuulitsivik Aboriginal Midwifery Program

Patrick Bidulka, Rosemary Chuang, Ramla Barise, Min Gi Cho, Kedar Mate Abstract: The Inuulitsivik Midwifery Program was created in response to the inefficient evacuation policy implemented by the Government of Canada in the 1950s. Under this evacuation program, pregnant women from the Nunavik region would be sent to deliver in southern Canadian hospitals, in an … Continue reading

Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelf: A Case Study on the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal
Africa / Maternal Health / Sexual Health

Keeping Contraceptives on the Shelf: A Case Study on the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal

Frida Blackwell, Jennifer He, Breanna Hodgins, Gisele Nakhle, Ipshita Nandi, Marisa Okano, Anna Qian Abstract: In 2011 the Informed Push Model (IPM) was designed by Intrahealth International and its partners to address the issue of contraceptive unavailability in urban areas of Senegal. The IPM is a supply chain intervention system that brings the source of … Continue reading

Taming the Tide: Stories from India
Sexual Health

Taming the Tide: Stories from India

Claire Bentley, Vanessa Brombosz, Sofianne Gabrielli, Ga Eun Lee, Vaidehi Nafade, Lindsay Steele, Muhammed Wali Abstract: This paper examines an innovative sanitary pad manufacturing process in India that uses machines staffed by local women. In considering its financial viability, we assess whether the intervention — based on a social entrepreneurship model — adequately addresses the economic and … Continue reading

Improving Mental Health Care In Post-War Afghanistan
Mental Health

Improving Mental Health Care In Post-War Afghanistan

Monica Bahoshy, Lauren Chun, Leila Farahdel, Ryan Hartley, Adrianna Modafferi, Aryan Shekarabi Abstract: Mental disorders act as a leading cause of disability world wide, especially in war and disaster torn regions. The effects of mental conditions are especially high in women living in “fragile states” such as Afghanistan, where resources to appropriate mental health care … Continue reading