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Maternal health after Ebola: unmet needs and barriers to healthcare in rural Sierra Leone

Elston, James W T; Danis, Kostas; Gray, Nell; West, Kim; Lokuge, Kamalini; Black, Benjamin; Stringer, Beverley; Jimmisa, Augustine S; Biankoe, Aiah; Sankoh, Mohammed; Kazungu, Donald S; Sang, Sibylle; Loof, Annemarie; Stephan, Claudia; Caleo, Grazia


Sierra Leone has the world’s highest estimated maternal mortality. Following the 2014–16 Ebola outbreak, we described health outcomes and health-seeking behaviour amongst pregnant women to inform health policy. In October 2016–January 2017, we conducted a sequential mixed-methods study in urban and rural areas of Tonkolili District comprising: household survey targeting women who had given birth since onset of the Ebola outbreak; structured interviews at rural sites investigating maternal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Policy and Planning
DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czz102
Access Rights: Open Access


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