An Assessment on the Effects of Husband’s Support on Maternal Health and Child Survival.

Kapinga, Cosmas A. (2021) An Assessment on the Effects of Husband’s Support on Maternal Health and Child Survival. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the effects of husband’s support on maternal health and child survival a case of Kinondoni municipal, Dar es Salaam and North Unguja, Zanzibar. The study employed qualitative approach by using embedded multiple case study design. The sample for the study involved 140 respondents. Relevant data were gathered through questionnaires, focus group discussions and documentary review. The generated data were subjected to content analysis and SSPS. The findings revealed that husbands have special managerial and preventive roles to their pregnant wives including removal of all environmental factors that fuel pregnant wives vulnerable to communicable and pandemic diseases such as STDs and HIV/AIDS. Furthermore, the findings have asserted that notorious behaviour of husbands and absence of enforceable measures or laws that force husbands to support their wives during pregnancy are also the root cause of insufficient supports of husbands to their pregnant wives. However, the study findings revealed that, shortage of funds, skilled health facility service providers and weak health policy are among of challenges facing health sector in promoting supports of husbands to pregnant partners specifically on maternal health. Based on these findings the study recommends that the government should improve environment for health services provision, initiatives for promoting husbands’ support to their pregnant wives and revive health policy so as to encourage husbands to provide supports to their pregnant wives. Also it is suggested that more studies can be done using different theories and context so as to enhance the understanding of husbands’ participations and support to their pregnant wives. Keywords: Maternal health, Health, Child, Husband.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 10:47
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 09:28

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