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Exploring the Prevalence of Disrespect and Abuse during Childbirth in Kenya
Background Poor quality of care including fear of disrespect and abuse (D&A) perpetuated by health workers influences women’s decisions to seek maternity care. Key manifestations of D&A include:Expand
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The effect of a multi-component intervention on disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya
BackgroundDisrespect and abuse (D & A) during labor and delivery are important issues correlated with human rights, equity, and public health that also affect women’s decisions to deliver inExpand
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Defining disrespect and abuse of women in childbirth: a research, policy and rights agenda
PerspectivesIn the field of maternal and newborn health, there have been calls to prioritize the intra-partum period and promote facility delivery to meet maternal and newborn mortality reductionExpand
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Study protocol for promoting respectful maternity care initiative to assess, measure and design interventions to reduce disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya
BackgroundIncreases in the proportion of facility-based deliveries have been marginal in many low-income countries in the African region. Preliminary clinical and anthropological evidence suggestsExpand
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Reviewing the literature on access to prompt and effective malaria treatment in Kenya: implications for meeting the Abuja targets
BackgroundEffective case management is central to reducing malaria mortality and morbidity worldwide, but only a minority of those affected by malaria, have access to prompt effective treatment.InExpand
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Community-level impact of the reproductive health vouchers programme on service utilization in Kenya
This paper examines community-level association between exposure to the reproductive health vouchers programme in Kenya and utilization of services. The data are from a household survey conductedExpand
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Methods used in prevalence studies of disrespect and abuse during facility based childbirth: lessons learned
BackgroundSeveral recent studies have attempted to measure the prevalence of disrespect and abuse (D&A) of women during childbirth in health facilities. Variations in reported prevalence may beExpand
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A Policy Analysis of the implementation of a Reproductive Health Vouchers Program in Kenya
BackgroundInnovative financing strategies such as those that integrate supply and demand elements like the output-based approach (OBA) have been implemented to reduce financial barriers to maternalExpand
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Exploring provider perspectives on respectful maternity care in Kenya: “Work with what you have”
BackgroundPromoting respect and dignity is a key component of providing quality care during facility-based childbirth and is becoming a critical indicator of maternal health care. Providing qualityExpand
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An assessment of opportunities and challenges for public sector involvement in the maternal health voucher program in Uganda
BackgroundContinued inequities in coverage, low quality of care, and high out-of-pocket expenses for health services threaten attainment of Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 in many sub-SaharanExpand
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