Exploring mistreatment of women during childbirth in a peri-urban setting in Kenya

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Jackline Olucoh-Aridi, Regional Research Programs Manager for East Africa for the Ford Program of the Kellogg Institute for International StudiesVania Smith-Oka, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, Ellyn Milan, 2017 Master of Science in Global Health graduate, and Rev. Robert Dowd, Director of the Ford Program, recently had their important article, "Exploring Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth in a Peri-Urban Setting in Kenya: experiences and perceptions of women and healthcare providers," published in the influential journal, Reproductive Health. 

Based on research conducted in the Dandora area of Nairobi, Kenya, the article explores avoidable maternal deaths occurring during delivery and labor, including the experiences and perceptions of female patients and healthcare workers and recommendations on how dignified care can be made the norm in the area.

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