Maternal health

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  • Maternal Health Issues

    Maternal health is defined as the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.(“WHO | Maternal health,” 2016) It is used as an indicator for evaluating the quality of health care systems and is assessed using estimates of maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Maternal health is a significant aspect of the health of populations and the repeated emphasis placed on this health issue by global institutions and local governments over the years, reiterates its importance. Maternal health was a central component of the Millennium Development Goals; and the twenty five years which followed the adoption of these goals were characterized by tremendous efforts geared towards improving maternal health worldwide.(Alkema et…

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  • Maternal Health Themes

    There were many themes in the videos concerning important maternal health issues in Egypt and Haiti. One theme is that they were based in impoverished areas with little access to care. Being able to afford and have a place to go for medical help is important for the well being of the residents. Both places had some complications with birth that lead to the baby or the mother dying or being sick that was not well taken care of. The cultures in both these areas were different. It appeared as if…

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  • Maternal Health Status

    The health status of pregnant women and their unborn children are important public health issues worldwide, as many low income countries struggle to provide the recommended level of care. Maternal health is such a widespread issue, that the United Nations have included it as one of their eight Millennium Development goals in which they provide recommendations and guidelines for health improvements internationally (Lomazzi, Borisch, & Laaser, 2014). The health of mothers is closely linked with…

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  • Maternal Health Care Sociology

    utilization of maternal health care during pregnancy was exhibited differently in each person interviewed. The use of prenatal care and the utilization of maternal health care services was slightly different depending on the socio-demographic data of the participants which ultimately impact the maternal and birth outcome. Women’s interpretations about pregnancy intention and their social experiences regarding pregnancy intention may vary by race or ethnicity. When C.J., the 35 year-old, who…

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  • Maternal And Fetal Health Issues

    Many factors influence the prevalence of maternal and fetal issues within the Middle East. This includes the lack of skilled healthcare facilities and technology, and the ability to seek prenatal care. While most of these issues are attributed to the lack of quality healthcare and facilities, another intriguing statistic exists that could possibly affect these issues. This statistic involves the role of men in maternal and fetal health issues, and the lack of autonomy women have in making…

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  • Millennium Development Goals Essay

    The Millennium Development Goals were established by the United Nations to pursue pertinent issues that will contribute to the better good of the human race. The first goal of the Millennium Development Goals states the attempt to eradicate hunger and egregious poverty all over the world. In 2009, there were an estimated number of 1.023 billion people all over the globe that suffered from hunger. Developing countries are still making this dilemma a priority. An investment in agriculture could…

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  • Millennium Development Goals In Nectar In A Sieve

    These needs include; reducing hunger, achieving universal primary education, empowering women, reducing childhood mortality, decreasing the spread of diseases, reducing maternal mortality, increasing environmental stability, and creating global partnerships (Millennium Development Goals, 2015). Throughout the novel, Nectar in A Sieve, the family struggles to achieve an acceptable standard of living. Since then, the Millennium Development Goals were to be completely adopted for an achievement…

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  • Maternal Mortality

    In the following report, the variable Maternal Mortality, and the variable Number of Physicians will be examined. The hypothesis going into this examination is that the two variables will have a strong relationship. The aim of this bivariate investigation is to determine whether or not this theory is correct. At first examination, it was decided that the two variables would be related, as the likelihood of maternal death during childbirth is increasingly unlikely when the number of doctors…

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  • Attachment Theory

    Throughout this essay I will be discussing the significance of attachment theory for social work practitioners and how they can implement this to develop emotional functioning with younger children. In addition I will examine how the theory has changed and progressed since John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth first “attempts to examine the psychological effects of early relationships” ( Goldberg,2000, pg3) to more contemporary approach such as Michael Rutter’s book on “Maternal Deprivation reassessed”…

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  • Breastfeeding: A Literature Review

    All four articles focus weigh the benefits and criticisms of breast feeding in contrast to formula feeding infants. Unsurprisingly the results are very similar in each article and the authors all seem to have the same belief that with all the known advantages of breastfeeding, it should be the obvious choice. The study done in 2007 in the UK shown in, “Healthcare Professionals and Mother’s Perceptions of Factors that Influence Decisions to Breastfeed or Formula Feed: A Comparative Study”…

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