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

Examining Barriers to Maternal Health Care in Kenya Using the Three-Delay Framework
Africa / Barriers / Healthcare Barriers / Kenya / Kenya Health / Maternal / Maternal Health

Examining Barriers to Maternal Health Care in Kenya Using the Three-Delay Framework

Abstract: Objective: This paper examines the impact of multiple perceived and actual barriers on the demand and utilization of preventive and emergency maternal health care in Kenya. Results were used to formulate comprehensive health policy suggestions for future improvements in maternal health outcomes in Kenya. Method: Gabrysch & Campbell’s (2009) adapted version of Thaddeus & Maine’s (1994) “three-delay” framework was used to … Continue reading