Gender assessment of Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project (H-EQIP), Cambodia

/ August 30, 2017

Indigenous women have poorer health outcomes than non-indigenous in Cambodia. This community consultation with women in Mondulkiri highlighted the financial, transport and socio-cultural barriers they face in accessing health services. Traditional beliefs that define pregnancy related blood as polluting and require families to pay compensation to villagers where blood is spilled hinders families from allowing women to deliver in facilities and transporters being prepared to take them.

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