• Summary
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The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Whether health professionals work internationally or work with people from different countries and cultures in their own country, global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. Written by an expert author team, this illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.

Maternal Health
Maternal Health
Dileep WijeratneAlison fiander
Chapter overview

After reading this chapter you will be able to:

  • describe factors affecting maternal health
  • explain why human birth is a risky process
  • explain how to reduce maternal mortality.
Introduction

Maternal health has improved over the past three decades. International data relating to maternal mortality suggests that the number of women who die annually has fallen from an estimated 530,000 in 1980 to just ...

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