Journal article

Community perspectives of barriers indigenous women face in accessing maternal health care services in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Shahinoor Akter, Kate Davies, Jane L Rich, Kerry J Inder

Ethnicity and Health | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Bangladesh has achieved notable success in improving maternal health by increasing women's access to good quality and low-cost maternal health care (MHC) services. However, the health system of Bangladesh has earned criticism for not ensuring equitable MHC access for all women, particularly for Indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). Little is known about Indigenous communities' perspectives on these inequalities in MHC service access in the CHT. Therefore, this study aimed to explore Indigenous communities' perspectives on challenges and opportunities for improving MHC service access in the CHT. DESIGN: This qualitative descriptive study was conducted in two sub-di..

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