2017 Breman Global Health Immersion Fellow: Teresa Chen

Meet the inaugural Breman Global Health Immersion Fellowship recipient! Teresa Chen is a Master of Public Health online program student. Advised by professors Heather Wipfli and Mellissa Withers, her project is “The experiences of pregnancy, labor, and delivery of mothers from Bududa, Uganda and their implications for delivery location.”

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“My project aims to help the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) department of the Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children’s (FIMRC’s) Project Bududa, Uganda gain a better understanding of the barriers that mothers in the community face with accessing maternal health care, particularly as it relates to delivery location.  Many of the barriers are in fact known; however, to-date, there has been no formal assessment in the region as to how the experience of pregnancy, labor, and delivery, as well as culture, might influence birth location.  By conducting semi-structured interviews on mothers of newborns from the Bududa District, this information can help Project Bududa recognize which barriers are most prevalent in terms of birth location.  Though basic, such information is necessary for the clinic to effectively plan how and what services to provide at the clinic and what messages to deliver in their outreach activities to continue to increase the number of deliveries that occur at health care facilities under supervision of skilled birth attendants.”

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