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The Effects of Obstetric Complications and Their Costs on the Long-Term Economic and Social Well-Being of Women and Their Families in Burkina Faso

  • 2008-2010
  • Project
Filippi, Veronique, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; King’s College London; University of East Anglia; AfricSante

Study: “The Effects of Obstetric Complications and Their Costs on the Long-Term Economic and Social Well-Being of Women and Their Families in Burkina Faso”
PI(s): Filippi, Veronique
Co-PI(s): Murray, Susan; Russell, Steven; Marshall, Tom; Storeng, Katerini; Meda, Nicolas; Muraz, Centre; Ganaba, Rasmane
Affiliation(s): London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; King’s College London; University of East Anglia; AfricSante
Institutional Partner(s): ESRC
Project Dates:
Start: 2008
End: 2010
Data Source(s): Panel Data
Methods: MV Analysis
Geographic Location(s): Burkina Faso

Description:
This study explores the impact of severe obstetric complications and the costs of treating such complications on economic, social, and physical well-being; and examines whether such events lead to sustained impoverishment in the longer term (three to four years). It builds on a recent longitudinal study (IMMPACT OAP study) of 1,014 women in Burkina Faso, which investigates the health, economic, and social consequences of severe (“near miss”) complications compared with normal facility-based births up to one year postpartum. The IMMPACT OAP study findings show that complications often pose an immediate financial burden on women and their households. In addition, there are postpartum effects on the survival rate of women and infants, women’s physical and mental health, and on social well-being.

Research Outputs:
Cresswell, Jenny A., Campbell, Oona M. R., De Silva, Mary J. & Filippi, Véronique. (2012). Effect of maternal obesity on neonatal death in sub-Saharan Africa: multivariable analysis of 27 national datasets. The Lancet, 380(9850), 1325-1330. DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(12)60869-1

Ilboudo, Patrick, Russell, Steve & D’Exelle, Ben. (2013). The Long Term Economic Impact of Severe Obstetric Complications for Women and Their Children in Burkina Faso. PLoS ONE, 8(11): e80010. DOi:L 10.1371/journal.pone.0080010

McCoy, D. Storeng, Katerini Tagmatarchi, Filippi, Véronique, Ronsmans, C. Osrin, D. Matthias, B. Campbell, O.M. Prost, A., Hill, Z., Costello, A., Azad, K., Mwansambo, C. & Manandhar, D.S. (2010). Maternal, neonatal and child health interventions and services: moving from knowledge of what works to systems that deliver. International Health, 2(2), 87-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.inhe.2010.03.005

Murray, Susan F. Akoum, Mélanie & Storeng, Katerini T. (2010). Capitals diminished, denied, mustered and deployed. A qualitative longitudinal study of women’s four year trajectories after acute health crisis, Burkina Faso. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12), 2455–2462. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.09.025

Storeng, Katerini, Akoum, Mélanie Stephanie & Murray, Susan. (2012).’This year I will not put her to work’: the production/ reproduction nexus in Burkina Faso. Anthropology & Medicine, 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/13648470.2012.692360

Storeng, Katerini, Drabo, Seydou, Ganaba, Rasmané, Sundby, Johanne, Calvert, Clara & Filippi, Véronique. (2012). Mortality after near-miss obstetric complications in Burkina Faso: medical, social and health-care factors. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90(6), 418-425B. DOI: 10.2471/blt.11.094011

Storeng, Katerini, Murray, Susan F., Akoum, Mélanie S., Ouattara, Fatoumata & Filippi, Véronique. (2010). Beyond body counts: a qualitative study of lives and loss in Burkina Faso after ‘near-miss’ obstetric complications. Social Science & Medicine, 71(10), 1749-1756. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.03.056

Storeng, Katerini T., Drabo, Seydou & Filippi, Veronique. (2013). Too poor to live? A case study of vulnerability and maternal mortality in Burkina Faso. Global Health Promotion, 20(1): 33-38. DOI: 10.1177/1757975912462420

Wolfe, Rebecca, Filippi, Veronique & Storeng, Katerini. (2009). The consequences of severe obstetric complications in Burkina Faso and Benin (Towards 4+5 Research Programme Consortium Briefing paper).

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