Using a Birth Center Model of Care to Improve Reproductive Outcomes in Informal Settlements—a Case Study

Using a Birth Center Model of Care to Improve Reproductive Outcomes in Informal Settlements—a... J Urban Health https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-018-0257-3 Using a Birth Center Model of Care to Improve Reproductive Outcomes in Informal Settlements—a Case Study Jacqueline Wallace The New York Academy of Medicine 2018 . . Abstract The world is becoming increasingly ur- Keywords birth center birth centers birth center, free . . . ban. For the first time in history, more than 50% standing maternal health maternal health services . . . of human beings live in cities (United Nations, slum slums informal settlement informal settlements Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Pop- ulation Division, ed. (2015)). Rapid urbanization is often chaotic and unstructured, leading to the for- Introduction mation of informal settlements or slums. Informal settlements are frequently located in environmen- The world is undergoing a radical transformation. For the tally hazardous areas and typically lack adequate first time in history, more than 50% of the world’spop- sanitation and clean water, leading to poor health ulation live in urban areas, and it is estimated that by the outcomes for residents. In these difficult circum- year 2050 two thirds of human beings will live in cities stances women and children fair the worst, and [1]. This trend is not occurring evenly, with the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Urban Health Springer Journals

Using a Birth Center Model of Care to Improve Reproductive Outcomes in Informal Settlements—a Case Study

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by The New York Academy of Medicine
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Public Health; Health Informatics; Epidemiology
ISSN
1099-3460
eISSN
1468-2869
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10.1007/s11524-018-0257-3
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J Urban Health https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-018-0257-3 Using a Birth Center Model of Care to Improve Reproductive Outcomes in Informal Settlements—a Case Study Jacqueline Wallace The New York Academy of Medicine 2018 . . Abstract The world is becoming increasingly ur- Keywords birth center birth centers birth center, free . . . ban. For the first time in history, more than 50% standing maternal health maternal health services . . . of human beings live in cities (United Nations, slum slums informal settlement informal settlements Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Pop- ulation Division, ed. (2015)). Rapid urbanization is often chaotic and unstructured, leading to the for- Introduction mation of informal settlements or slums. Informal settlements are frequently located in environmen- The world is undergoing a radical transformation. For the tally hazardous areas and typically lack adequate first time in history, more than 50% of the world’spop- sanitation and clean water, leading to poor health ulation live in urban areas, and it is estimated that by the outcomes for residents. In these difficult circum- year 2050 two thirds of human beings will live in cities stances women and children fair the worst, and [1]. This trend is not occurring evenly, with the

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Journal of Urban HealthSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 4, 2018

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