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Pregnancy and birth care in Burkina Faso

Reflections on the unintended consequences of the promotion of institutional pregnancy and birth care

The policy of institutional delivery has been the cornerstone of actions aimed at monitoring and achieving MDG 5. Efforts to increase institutional births have been implemented worldwide within different cultural and health systems settings.

This recently published article explores how communities in rural Burkina Faso perceive the promotion and delivery of facility pregnancy and birth care, and how this promotion influences health-seeking behaviour. 

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Authors: Andrea Melberg, Abdoulaye Hama Diallo, Ana Lorena RuanoThorkild TylleskärKaren Marie Moland