Using birthing kits to promote clean birth practices in Ethiopia

Jackson, Ruth 2014, Using birthing kits to promote clean birth practices in Ethiopia, Development in practice, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 339-352, doi: 10.1080/09614524.2014.899321.

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Title Using birthing kits to promote clean birth practices in Ethiopia
Author(s) Jackson, RuthORCID iD for Jackson, Ruth
Journal name Development in practice
Volume number 24
Issue number 3
Start page 339
End page 352
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 0961-4524
Keyword(s) aid – aid effectiveness
civil society – NGOs
social sector – health
Saharan Africa
Summary This article explores three NGO projects that assemble and distribute clean birthing kits in Ethiopia. It contrasts the government's health strategy that aims to increase skilled birth attendance, with local realities as most women in rural and remote settings give birth at home, often in unhygienic conditions, and without skilled assistance. Many health facilities are also unable to provide hygienic conditions for birthing women. The findings indicate that clean birth kits have assisted the NGOs to effectively promote clean delivery at home or in health facilities, and to encourage antenatal care, and early referral to emergency obstetric and new-born care.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09614524.2014.899321
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
160305 Population Trends and Policies
160101 Anthropology of Development
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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