Panel Presentations

Authors

Maura T. Magistrali '14, Gettysburg College

Location

Science Center 300

Session

Globalization Studies Honors Panel

Start Time

5-3-2014 1:15 PM

End Time

5-3-2014 2:30 PM

Supervising Faculty Member

Monica Ogra

Department

Globalization Studies

Description

Maternal healthcare is one of the most important global issues in today’s world, reflected in its inclusion in the Millennium Development Goals. Globalization, through increased acceleration and movement, has improved maternal healthcare in Western Africa, as observed through the spread of Westernized medicines and treatments and improved technology in prenatal and obstetric care. Another remarkable effect of globalization is the hybridity manifested in both women’s healthcare choices and in the pluralistic training of midwives. However, the same forces of movement and exchange can also bring negative consequences, visible through health-access inequalities, brain drain, and the exploitation West African countries.

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May 3rd, 1:15 PM May 3rd, 2:30 PM

The Globalization of Maternal Healthcare in Western Africa

Science Center 300

Maternal healthcare is one of the most important global issues in today’s world, reflected in its inclusion in the Millennium Development Goals. Globalization, through increased acceleration and movement, has improved maternal healthcare in Western Africa, as observed through the spread of Westernized medicines and treatments and improved technology in prenatal and obstetric care. Another remarkable effect of globalization is the hybridity manifested in both women’s healthcare choices and in the pluralistic training of midwives. However, the same forces of movement and exchange can also bring negative consequences, visible through health-access inequalities, brain drain, and the exploitation West African countries.