WASH Insecurity and Maternal-Newborn Health (MNH) in Tamale, Ghana

WASH insecurity—-the lack of access to water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities—-is a major concern for global health and wellbeing. During pregnancy and postpartum, stages with increased vulnerability, WASH insecurity at the household level and in healthcare facilities can undermine the health and wellbeing of both mothers and their newborns. The overarching objective of this study is to understand how WASH insecurity at the household level and in health care facilities affect maternal and newborn health and general wellbeing. The study will utilize sequential interviews with pregnant women through postpartum, and interviews with health care workers. It will be conducted in Tamale in the northern region of Ghana. The findings of the project will help to identify appropriate WASH interventions for improving maternal and newborn health, a critical step towards improving global health.

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Yenupini Joyce Adams

Yenupini Joyce Adams is Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Keough School of Global Affairs and affiliated faculty in the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. Her research passion is to improve maternal health, promote safe motherhood, and decrease maternal mortality and morbidity, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and U.S, where the burden of maternal mortality is greatest.

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