Andrea Melberg won IGS’s Publication Prize for 2019
Five publications were nominated for the Department’s annual award.
Congratulations to PhD Candidate, Andrea Melberg, and her co-authors for winning this year’s prize for their article entitled, “Maternal deaths should simply be 0': politicization of maternal death reporting and review processes in Ethiopia.” It was published in the Journal Health Policy and Planning.
Key messages from the article:
- Maternal death reporting is highly politicized at all levels of the Ethiopian health system.
- Death reporting and review practices are challenged by the fact that maternal mortality is used as a major indicator of health system performance.
- Fear of personal and political accountability for maternal death strongly influences reporting and referral practices.
- Current reporting and review practices generate inaccurate knowledge for policymakers.
Melberg is a member of the Global Health Anthropology research group.
Read the article:
Andrea Melberg, Alemnesh Hailemariam Mirkuzie, Tesfamichael Awoke Sisay, Mitike Molla Sisay, Karen Marie Moland. Health Policy and Planning, Volume 34, Issue 7, September 2019, Pages 492–498,