Journal article

Improving Maternal Survival in South Asia-What Can We Learn from Case Studies?

Barbara McPake, Marge Koblinsky

JOURNAL OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION | BMC | Published : 2009

Abstract

Technical interventions for maternal healthcare are implemented through a dynamic social process. Peoples' behaviours--whether they be planners, managers, providers, or potential users--influence the outcomes. Given the complexity and unpredictability inherent in such dynamic processes, the proposed cause-and-effect relationships in any one context cannot be directly transferred to another. While this is true of all health services, its importance is magnified in maternal healthcare because of the need to involve multiple levels of the health system, multiple types of care providers from the highly skilled specialist to community-level volunteers, and multiple technical interventions, withou..

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