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“Health-seeking behavior and community perceptions of childhood Malnutrition in Children under five in the Case of Eastern Hararghe: Kersa District”

Ketema Degefa and Adugna Tadesse, CHAMPS Ethiopia

The magnitude of child malnutrition including severe child malnutrition is especially high in the rural areas of Kersa district and one of the major causes of death among children in the study area (KHDSS, 2016). This study explored health seeking behaviour and community perceptions in addressing malnutrition. Mixed research approaches, including qualitative research tools and cultural domain analysis were used in the study.

Anthropological Approaches To Understanding Child & Maternal Mortality

Yenenesh Tilahun

The Anthropological Approaches to Understanding Child and Maternal Mortality, and Recommendations for Improving Health Outcomes Symposium invited social science researchers to share their evidence-based insights on maternal and child health in Ethiopia.  They were also encouraged to provide recommendations on ways to improve health outcomes.

Venezuelan Refugee access to Reproductive and Sexual Health Services in Peru: Understanding and Addressing the Need

Rebecca Irons

One of the fantastic opportunities that has accompanied studying at UCL with a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship has undoubtedly been the prospects for further career development. On this, I have been lucky to recently receive a Secondment Fellowship award to work with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Peru on an important project that seeks to address the urgent situation of Venezuelan migrant health in Latin America.

MSc in Biosocial Medical Anthropology- Student Reflections

I joined the MSc Biosocial Medical Anthropology after working for two years at a small education charity in London. I had really enjoyed studying anthropology at undergraduate, particularly as my course had offered modules in both social and biological anthropology. I found the point of interaction between the sub-disciplines really interesting, and was keen to learn more.