Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015: Interview with WHO researcher Meghan Bohren

At today's launch of KPFA Women's Magazine Kate Raphael pays tribute to Dr.Claudia Alexander, African-American space scientist who led the Galileo mission to Jupiter and managed the Rosetta comet program. She died this month at age 56.

“The Mistreatment of Women During Childbirth in Health Facilities Globally: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review” is a survey of 65 studies from 34 countries.  Its findings are part of the evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals, or MDG, eight objectives established by the United Nations in 2000.  We talk with researcher Meghan Bohren of the World Health Organization.

An infant in a hospital in Tanzania, where a study found
that 28 percent of women reported mistreatment
by health workers.
 CreditBéatrice de Géa for The New York Times

New York Times reports on WHO study on June 30, 2015: Widespread Mistreatment by Health Workers During Childbirth.

Women need to be sure that they will receive dignified and respectful care during childbirth. Unfortunately, recent studies have indicated that women are often exposed to neglectful, abusive, and disrespectful care (care that local consensus regards as humiliating or undignified) during childbirth in health facilities.

Listen to this interview or Get MP3. 11:19 min.

The 8 Millennium Development Goals

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health?
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development

Listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile
3 Girls Theater

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