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Birth choices in Timor-Leste: A framework for understanding the use of maternal health services in low resource settings

Wild, Kayli; Barclay, Lesley; Kelly, Paul; Martins, Nelson


The high rate of maternal mortality in Timor-Leste is a persistent problem which has been exacerbated by the long history of military occupation and ongoing political crises since independence in 1999. It is similar to other developing countries where there have been slow declines in maternal mortality despite 20 years of Safe Motherhood interventions. The national Ministry of Health, United Nations (UN) agencies and non-government organisations (NGOs) have attempted to reduce maternal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.09.012


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