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Maternal Health in Canadian Aboriginal Communities: Challenges and Opportunities

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      Abstract

      In response to the direct and indirect consequences of removing birthing practices from communities, Canada is exploring new initiatives to return childbirth to Aboriginal communities. Lessons learned and insights into this major problem can be used internationally to plan efforts to reduce maternal mortality in low-resource countries around the world.

      Résumé

      En réaction aux conséquences directes et indirectes des efforts ayant cherché à faire en sorte que l’accouchement ne soit plus pratiqué dans les diverses communautés autochtones, le Canada explore maintenant de nouvelles initiatives visant à rétablir cette pratique. Les leçons tirées de ce processus et les révélations issues de l’étude de ce problème important peuvent être utilisées à l’échelle internationale pour planifier les efforts visant la diminution des taux de mortalité maternelle au sein des pays ne disposant que de faibles ressources.

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