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Improving maternal healthcare: A fieldwork-based research of a collaborative project between Sweden and India
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Förbättra mödrahälsovården : En fältstudiebaserad undersökning av ett samarbetsprojekt mellan Sverige och Indien (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis was to explore a collaborative project between Sweden and India, a project that is working with improving maternal health care in India. I focused on investigating how the project worked in practice, how they worked for improving the situation for Indian midwives and for pregnant women. This investigation was performed during a two month fieldwork in India where I got the opportunity to meet and interview several people connected to the project. The focus has been primarily on the “Master Trainers”, i.e. Indian midwives who have taken part in a training program in Sweden and in India, and who will function as teachers to other Indian midwives, regarding their perceptions about the project and its achievements.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna uppsats var att undersöka ett samarbetsprojekt mellan Sverige och Indien, ett projekt som arbetar med att förbättra mödrahälsovården i Indien. Jag fokuserade på att undersöka hur projektet fungerat i praktiken, hur de arbetar för att förbättra situationen för indiska barnmorskor och för gravida kvinnor. Denna undersökning utfördes under ett två månaders fältarbete i Indien där jag fick tillfället att träffa och intervjua flera personer knutna till projektet. Fokus har främst varit på "Master Trainers”, dvs indiska barnmorskor som har deltagit i ett utbildningsprogram i Sverige och i Indien och som kommer att fungera som lärare till andra indiska barnmorskor, om deras uppfattningar kring projektet och dess insatser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Anthropology, India, maternal healthcare, midwives
Keyword [sv]
Socialantropologi, Indien, mödrahälsovård, barnmorskor
National Category
Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60838ISRN: LIU-IKK/SANT--10-002—SEOAI: diva2:359421
Subject / course
Social Anthopology
KY 22 KEY-huset, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-11-01 Created: 2010-10-27 Last updated: 2012-01-05Bibliographically approved

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