A qualitative study exploring the determinants of maternal health service uptake in post-conflict Burundi and Northern Uganda.

Chi, P. C., Bulage, P., Urdal, H., & Sundby, J. (2015). A qualitative study exploring the determinants of maternal health service uptake in post-conflict Burundi and Northern Uganda. Bmc Pregnancy And Childbirth, 15, 18. doi:10.1186/s12884-015-0449-8
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TitleA qualitative study exploring the determinants of maternal health service uptake in post-conflict Burundi and Northern Uganda.
AuthorsP. Chi, P. Bulage, H. Urdal, J. Sundby
AbstractArmed conflict has been described as an important contributor to the social determinants of health and a driver of health inequity, including maternal health. These conflicts may severely reduce access to maternal health services and, as a consequence, lead to poor maternal health outcomes for a period extending beyond the conflict itself. As such, understanding how maternal health-seeking behaviour and utilisation of maternal health services can be improved in post-conflict societies is of crucial importance. This study aims to explore the determinants (barriers and facilitators) of women's uptake of maternal, sexual and reproductive health services (MSRHS) in two post-conflict settings in sub-Saharan Africa; Burundi and Northern Uganda, and how uptake is affected by exposure to armed conflict.
JournalBMC pregnancy and childbirth
Date2015
Volume15
ISSN1471-2393
Notejournal article, 2015, 2015 02 05, imported