Search for dissertations about: "Guatemala"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 swedish dissertations containing the word Guatemala.

  1. 1. Enabling the performance of nurses in rural Guatemala : the role of relationships

    Author : Alison Hernández; Miguel San Sebástian; Kjerstin Dahlblom; Anna-Karin Hurtig; Bart Criel; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Health workers; nurses; performance; health services management; health systems research; people-centered health systems; work environment; Guatemala; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: Enhancing the performance of front-line health workers serving vulnerable populations is crucial for redressing inequities. Traditional approaches have focused on introducing technical solutions, such as guidelines and incentives, to modify performance outcomes. READ MORE

  2. 2. The role of social participation in municipal-level health systems : the case of Palencia, Guatemala

    Author : Ana Lorena Ruano; Miguel San Sebastián; Francoise Barten; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Social participation; community participation; community heath workers; primary health care; Palencia; Guatemala; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: Social participation has been recognized as an important public health policy since the declaration of Alma-Ata presented it as one of the pillars of primary health care in 1978. Since then, there have been many adaptations to the original policy recommendations, but participation in health is still seen as a means to make the health system more responsive to local health needs, and as a way to bring the health sector and the community closer together. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pre-hospital Barriers to Emergency Obstetric Care : Studies of Maternal Mortality and Near-miss in Bolivia and Guatemala

    Author : Mattias Rööst; Birgitta Essén; Jerker Liljestrand; Veronique Filippi; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : pre-hospital barriers; maternal mortality; near-miss; traditional birth attendants; social marginalization; Bolivia; Guatemala; barreras pre-hospitalarias; mortalidad materna; morbilidad obstétrica severa; parteras tradicionales; marginalización social; Bolivia; Guatemala; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; International Health; Internationell hälsa;

    Abstract : Maternal mortality is a global health concern but inequalities in utilization of maternal health care are not clearly understood. Severe morbidity (near-miss) is receiving increased attention due to methodological difficulties in maternal mortality studies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Institutional Aspects of Integrated Flood Management in Guatemala

    Author : Héctor Estuardo Guinea Barrientos; Ashok Swain; Marcus Wallin; Lars Nyberg; Larry Swatuk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Guatemala; Floods; Integrated Flood Management; Institutional Aspects;

    Abstract : Floods are a recurrent natural disaster in Guatemala. Heavy and prolonged rainfall often results in floods that affect people’s life and property. Several institutions and policy instruments at local, national or transnational level address flood management. READ MORE

  5. 5. Geographical Distribution of Disasters Caused by Natural Hazards in Data-scarce Areas : Methodological exploration on the Samala River catchment, Guatemala

    Author : Agnes Jane Soto Gómez; Veijo Pohjola; Allan Rodhe; Giuliano di Baldassarre; Günter Blöschl; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; natural disasters; Guatemala; data-scarce areas; natural disaster science methods; natural disaster maps; Geovetenskap med inriktning mot naturgeografi; Earth Science with specialization in Physical Geography;

    Abstract : An increasing trend in both the number of disasters and affected people has been observed, especially during the second half of the 20th century. The physical, economic and social impact that natural hazards have had on a global scale has prompted an increasing interest of governments, international institutions and the academia. READ MORE