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Researcher output profile for Dr Ruth Jackson
Dr. Ruth Jackson received a 2012 AusAID Development Research Award Scheme (ADRA) grant for a project on Improving the utilisation of maternal, neonatal and child health services in rural and pastoralist Ethiopia. Her research will develop and implement the peer ethnographic approach to improve the skills and capacity of Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and Non-government Organisations (NGOs) to encourage women in rural and pastoralist Ethiopia to give birth with skilled birth attendants.
Ruth has a PhD from Deakin University in International Development Studies. Her thesis (Un)safe routes : maternal mortality and Ethiopia's development agenda, juxtaposed women's experiences of birth at home in rural Ethiopia where it is 'safe' with that in a modern health care setting where it is 'unsafe' because the distance from international maternal health policy to its implementation is vast and the 'pathway to maternal survival' can be circuitous.
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