Maternal health care is a complex and dynamic system that exhibits variations among the interacting entities. The decision-making process of seeking and receiving maternal health care is multi-dimensional and affected by various factors at different levels and often does not reflect the desires of the mother. Decision-making in maternal health is considered essential in a range of situations, from health care seeking and utilization to choosing among birthplaces and treatment options. A comprehensive understanding of the decision-making processes in maternal health services is crucial to explaining these data and closing these gaps. To understand this decision-making process, a prospective cohort study has been conducted both in urban & rural settings. This study is an extension of the urban cohort study in a rural setting.
- To examine the process of decision making around maternal health care seeking in rural settings.
- To understand the factors (individual, family, community, and health systems & services) that influence the decision making around maternal health care seeking.
Baliakandi upazila of Rajbari District.
Child Health & Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) project of icddr,b
DATE OF RESULT DISSEMINATION
25 June 2023