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Maternal Health in Ethiopia: Global and Local Complexities

Abstract WHO estimates that 830 women die every day due to maternal health complications. The disparities in maternal health are unevenly distributed between wealthy and poor nations. Ethiopia has one of the highest mortality rates in the world. Existing high maternal mortality rates worldwide and in Ethiopia indicate the shortcomings of maternal health interventions currently underway. Understanding the socio-cultural, economic and political factors that influence maternal health outcomes locally while simultaneously examining how global reproductive and development programs and policies shape and influence the reproductive needs and knowledge of women is important. Employing feminist and African indigenous methodologies, in this research I explore... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Teshome, Yamrot Girma (Author) / Koblitz, Ann Hibner (Advisor) / Leong, karen J (Committee member) / Anderson, Lisa M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Gender studies / Ethiopia / Family planning / Feminist / Gender / Indigenous / Maternal health
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 275 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Gender Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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