Exposure to conflicts and the continuum of maternal healthcare

Analyses of pooled cross-sectional data for 452,192 women across 49 countries and 82 surveys
JournalPLOS Medicine
AuthorsAnu Rammohan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Lili Loan Vu, Srinivas Goli
PublishedSeptember 2021
Number of Pages22

Violent conflicts are observed in many parts of the world and have profound impacts on the lives of exposed individuals. The limited evidence available from specific country or region contexts suggest that conflict exposure may reduce health service utilization and have adverse affects on health. This study focused on identifying the association between conflict exposure and continuum of care (CoC) services that are crucial for achieving improvements in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (RMNCHN).