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Stillbirth in Lao PDR

Project Status Complete
Organisation Lead University of Health Sciences
Lead Investigator Molina Choummanivong
Program Area Implementing Best Practice In Care After Stillbirth And In Subsequent Pregnancies
Topic International Partnerships In Bereavement Care
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Stillbirth is a major global concern. However, most research has been conducted in high-income countries with limited studies in low-middle income countries. This qualitative study explores the stillbirth experiences of health professionals in the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, a lower-middle income country in South-East Asia. In-depth interviews were conducted with 33 health care providers (doctors, midwives and nurses) and thematically analysed. The study formed part of a Master of International Public Health award completed by Sediqa Karimi and involved collaboration with Laotian healthcare partners. This study has been published in Global Health Action and can be accessed here.