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The following is an excerpt from the introduction of my recent book, Spirit Children: Illness, Poverty, and Infanticide in Northern Ghana. The following ethnographic vignette introduces the spirit child phenomenon through the case of N’ma. 2,698 more words
Immunizing pregnant women with the whooping cough vaccine during their third trimester of pregnancy prevented 3 out of 4 cases of whooping cough in babies younger than two months, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10 more words
We know that women in low-and-middle income countries are especially prone to maternal mortality. Those of us of who write about maternal health and keep up with worldwide maternal health, mortality, and morbidity statistics understand that in the world’s poorest countries we find the worst outcomes for both mothers and their infants. 640 more words
Heavily reliant on Medicaid dollars, small hospitals shut down maternity wards just to stay afloat.
Three years ago, Lucia Parker gave birth to her first child surrounded by people she loved. 86 more words