AMARA JAMBAI District Medical Officer Pujehun District , Sierra Leone CAROL MACCORMACK Department of Anthropology Bryn Mawr College Maternal Health , War , and Religious Tradition : Authoritative Knowledge in Pujehun District , Sierra Leone

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In Sierra Leone constraints to ideal maternal health require a primary health care approach that includes collaboration with traditional midwives. They are authoritative figures embedded within local political structures and a powerful women's religion. The local causes of maternal risk are described, including civil war and refugee camp life. Traditional… (More)

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