Endeavors features research by CPC Fellows Singh and Barrington about pregnancy and childbirth in Ghana in "Getting There"

Mar 21, 2016

Getting There: What does it take to care for mothers and their babies in remote Ghana? UNC researchers are evaluating systems in place to help some of the world's most vulnerable women and children.

CPC Fellows Kavita Singh and Clare Barrington are working to improve "barriers pregnant women face when it comes to getting healthcare - whether it's a routine check-up or an emergency - and then come up with simple, low-cost solutions."

"One common barrier across many remote regions of Ghana is a lack of reliable transportation. And one proposed solution, or "change idea," could be a policy that requires taxi cab drivers to transport pregnant women to a health facility free of charge. Each set of potential solutions is called a "change package" - and Singh and her team were tasked with figuring out the impact of each one. And these change packages aren't just focused on giving birth - they cover four major periods in a typical pregnancy timeline including antenatal care, delivery, postnatal care, and the first few weeks of the baby's life."

Read the full story here. Endeavors is published by UNC Research.

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