Risa Takahashi

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BACKGROUND Skilled attendance at delivery is critical in prevention of maternal deaths. However, many women in low- and middle-income countries still deliver without skilled assistance. This study was carried out to identify perceived barriers to utilisation of institutional delivery in two districts in Karamoja, Uganda. METHODS Data were collected(More)
BACKGROUND Ethiopia has high maternal mortality ratio and poor access to maternal health services. Attendance of at least four antenatal care (ANC) visits and delivery by a skilled birth attendant (SBA) are important in preventing maternal deaths. Understanding the reasons behind the poor use of these services is important in designing strategies to address(More)
In order to find out whether there is a change in depression itself besides the increase of depression, we made a research by two methods. The first method is what we can call a statistical method, and here we made a comparative examination of the symptoms of depression having different sociocultural backgrounds by examining 114 cases of depression in Tokyo(More)
BACKGROUND South Sudan has one of the world's poorest health indicators due to a fragile health system and a combination of socio-cultural, economic and political factors. This study was conducted to identify barriers to utilisation of institutional childbirth services in Rumbek North County. METHODS Data were collected through 14 focus group discussions(More)
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