Search for dissertations about: "low-income countries"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 143 swedish dissertations containing the words low-income countries.

  1. 1. Assistive technology, human rights and poverty in developing countries. Perspectives based on a study in Bangladesh

    Author : Johan Borg; Socialmedicin och global hälsa; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; disability; developing countries; assistive technology; Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; human rights; low-income countries; poverty;

    Abstract : Deprived of human rights, more than half of all people with disabilities in developing countries live in extreme poverty. Although considered a prerequisite for equalization of opportunities, about nine out of ten of those who need assistive technologies do not have access to them. READ MORE

  2. 2. A model for injury surveillance at the local level in Bangladesh : implications for low-income countries

    Author : Fazlur Rahman; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : Injury; Surveillance; Low-income countries; Bangladesh;

    Abstract : Injury is a major public health problem in Bangladesh as in other low income countries throughout the world, but one that has gained very little attention from policy makers or even health professionals, mainly due to the lack of valid injury information in these countries. The establishment of surveillance systems for injuries at the national and local levels for the purpose of measuring trends, detecting clusters, identifying injury related risk factors, and developing intervention strategies are now essential steps to be taken in low-income countries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Prosthetic and Orthotic Services in Developing Countries

    Author : Lina Magnusson; Gerd Ahlström; Malcom MacLachlan; Jönköping University; []
    Keywords : Assistive device; Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities; disability; low-income countries; mobility; orthosis; prosthesis; satisfaction; QUEST;

    Abstract : Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to generate further knowledge about prosthetic and orthotic services in developing countries. In particular, the thesis focused on patient mobility and satisfaction with prosthetic and orthotic devices, satisfaction with service delivery, and the views of staff regarding clinical practice and education. READ MORE

  4. 4. Challenges and constraints encountered by women and midwives during childbirth in low-income countries : experiences from Angola and Mozambique

    Author : Karen Odberg Pettersson; Högskolan i Halmstad; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Women; Midwives; Maternal and perinatal care; Care-seeking behaviour; Moulding and dimensions of change; Women; midwives; quality of; maternal and perinatal care; care-seeking behaviour; moulding and dimensions of change;

    Abstract : This thesis aimed to study the actual and perceived quality of midwifery practices during childbirth at peripheral and central health care levels in two low-income countries, Angola (I-III) and Mozambique (IV-V). Theoretical models interpreting women's and midwives' views have been developed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Maternal Mortality in Sweden : Classification, Country of Birth, and Quality of Care

    Author : Annika Esscher; Birgitta Essén; Ulf Högberg; Jos van Roosmalen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; underreporting; foreign-born; immigrants; low-income countries; suboptimal care; audit; suicide; reproductive age; maternal death; maternal care; Medical Science; Medicinsk vetenskap;

    Abstract : After decades of decrease, maternal mortality rates have shown a slight increase in Europe. Immigrants, especially Africans, have shown to be at higher risk than native women. This could not be explained solely by well-known obstetric and socio-economic risk factors. READ MORE