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Maternal and child health is an important indicator of a society’s investment in its future with a focus on these population subgroups, which are highly vulnerable under unfavorable living conditions. Wise investment in maternal and child health can have long term impacts on economic growth and development, social justice, and geopolitical stability.

There is a large variety along the mother-child continuum where society could intervene to improve health and health outcomes. However, it is often difficult to know when and where to start. In order to develop proposals on how to invest limited financial resources with the highest impact to improve mother and child health at a community level it is crucial to (1) know major risk factors, (2) estimate the extent to which specific risk factors impact on health, (3) know about the coping strategies people develop over time, (4) available health system factors and basically (5) to address the population under risk.

The purpose of this pilot project is to collect comprehensive information about determinants of health (including indicators from the other partners of this research project) and about mother and child health among the urban poor and rich in order to design promising interventions for the population strata in need.

 

Prof. Dr. Ursula Witter-Backofen (Director)

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Prof. Dr. Ursula Wittwer-Backofen
Biological Anthropology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg                                                                          
Hebelstr. 29
D-79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 (0) 761 203-6896
Fax:     +49 (0) 761 203-6898
Mail: ursula.wittwer-backofen@uniklinik-freiburg.de

 

 

Rebekka Mumm, M. Ed.

 Rebekka Mumm

Rebekka Mumm
Biological Anthropology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg                                                                          
Hebelstr. 29
D-79104 Freiburg
Mail: rebekka.mumm@uniklinik-freiburg.de

 

 

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