Salama, Jessica

Arts and Sciences

BS/BA

Bolivia

Bolivia-Factors affecting care-seeking for labor & delivery among GuaranĂ­ women in Bolivia

Bolivia has one of the Western Hemisphere's highest rates of maternal and neonatal mortality. While institutional delivery and attendance by a skilled provider has increased over the last decade, home delivery attended by personnel with no biomedical training remains high among womrn who are poor and/or live in rural areas. These are also the women most at risk for maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. This study will explore factors that influence women's decisions about careseeking during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and in the immediate post-partum period. The target population is poor and/or rural women in Bolivia's Chaco area, near the Argentine border, home to many Guaran, a marginalized ethnic minority that suffers a disproportionate share of Bolivia's burden of disease.

People

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...
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