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Effects of Climate Change and Maternal Morality: Perspective from Case Studies in Rural Bangladesh

Version 1 : Received: 24 October 2019 / Approved: 27 October 2019 / Online: 27 October 2019 (03:23:48 CET)

How to cite: Abdullah, A.S.M.; Dalal, K.; Halim, A.; Rahman, F.; Biswas, A. Effects of Climate Change and Maternal Morality: Perspective from Case Studies in Rural Bangladesh. Preprints 2019, 2019100292 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0292.v1). Abdullah, A.S.M.; Dalal, K.; Halim, A.; Rahman, F.; Biswas, A. Effects of Climate Change and Maternal Morality: Perspective from Case Studies in Rural Bangladesh. Preprints 2019, 2019100292 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0292.v1).

Abstract

The study explored the community perception of maternal deaths influenced by natural disaster, practice of maternal complications during natural disaster among the rural population in Bangladesh. It also explored the challenges faced by the community for providing health care and referring the complicated pregnant mothers during disaster. Three focus group discussions (FGDs) and eight in-depth interviews (IDIs) were conducted in the marginalized rural communities in the flood-prone Khaliajhuri sub-district, Netrakona district, Bangladesh. Flood is one of the major risk factors for influencing maternal death. Pregnant mothers seriously suffer from maternal complication, lack of antenatal checkup and even any doctor during flood. During the time of delivery, it is difficult to find even a skilled attendant and referring the patient with delivery complications to the healthcare facility. Boat is the only mode of transport. Majority maternal deaths occur on the boats during transfer from the community to the hospital. The rural people feel that the maternal deaths influenced by natural disaster are the natural phenomena. It needs some pre-preparation to support pregnant women during the disaster. There is unawareness of maternal health, related care and complications during disaster among the local health service providers and volunteers.

Subject Areas

maternal death; marginalized community; flood; natural disaster; Bangladesh

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