Report From Nicaragua: Midwifery and Structural Adjustment

Authors

  • Jeanne Raisler CNM, DrPh, FACNM,

    1. Practices midwifery in Northern California and works with international projects in Argentina and Nicaragua. She received her midwifery education at Columbia University in New York City.
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  • Carol J. Cruickshank CNM, MS

    Corresponding author
    1. Practices midwifery in Northern California and works with international projects in Argentina and Nicaragua. She received her midwifery education at Columbia University in New York City.
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ABSTRACT

A brief review of recent Nicaraguan political history and its impact on health care is presented. Interviews with midwives, nurses, and physicians are reported to illustrate the current health situation in Nicaragua. The effects of structural adjustment and foreign debt repayment on health in Nicaragua are discussed.

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