Maternity care system in Maputo, Mozambique: plans and practice? | Duke Kunshan University
Maternity care system in Maputo, Mozambique: plans and practice?
Dr. Qian Long
Mar 30th 2017 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building

Summary of Talk: 

International and national organizations have been active in formulating health policies and how health services ought to or could be organized in developing countries. But little research exists informing how health services are actually carried out or what impact they have had. This concerns also maternity care, which for reason has been a special focus of various international and national health policies in poorer countries. In this presentation, organization and delivery of maternity care in Maputo city, Mozambique in early 2010s will be used as an example and compare how they are related to the official framework for service provision. Some thoughts on explanations for discrepancies between plans and practice and the implications for health system development in low resource country will be discussed.


Brief Biography:    

Qian Long had medical and international health training in China and the Netherland. She completed doctoral degree in the University of Helsinki, Finland and had postdoctoral training in Global Health Institute, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. Her research interests and experiences focus on equity issues in relation to health systems development, including maternal health, tuberculosis control and non-communicable diseases management in poor areas and among vulnerable groups of China and other low- and middle-income countries.