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Safe motherhood initiatives : critical issues

BERER, Marge
SUNDARI RAVINDRAN, T K
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH MATTERS PROJECT
Eds
1999

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This book raises critical issues arising from the national and international policies, programmes and services whose aim is to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity. It analyses where safe motherhood initiatives stand today, what has been achieved and what remains to be done, and offers perspectives on making pregnancy, childbirth and abortion safer for women in future. The book reviews work in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Vietnam, India, Tanzania, Mexico, Nigeria, Bolivia, Ghana and South Africa

Indigenous postpartum maternal and child health care practices among the Igbo of Nigeria

OBIKEZE, Dan
1997

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The Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor was a journal that served the international development community and all scientists who share a professional interest in indigenous knowledge systems and practices. Publication ceased in 2001. The author describes the indigenous postpartum maternal and child health care rites and observances among the Igbo of South Eastern Nigeria. Next he examines these practices against the background of the Igbo conception of health and recommends that Igbo health practices be adapted and incorporated into the primary healthcare plan

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