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Disrespect and Abuse of Women in Childbirth: Challenging the Global Quality and Accountability Agendas

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Freedman, Lynn P.

Kruk, Margaret E.

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The Lancet

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e42-e44
Date Published: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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This commentary sheds light on the global issue of disrespect and abuse (D&A) suffered by women during childbirth. The authors point out that D&A is indicative of a breakdown in the functioning and accountability of health systems. This article provides commentary from Columbia University, our implementing partner, on work supported by USAID and the TRAction Project.

 

 

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