DOMINATION OR PARTNERSHIP? INTERNATIONAL HEALTH POLICIES AND LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION. MOZAMBIQUE AS CASE STUDY

BEATRIZ DOMINGUEZ GUERRERO, CHANJE DAHLGAARD & VASILA ZUKHRUTDINOVA

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

ABSTRACT TITLE: Domination or partnership? International health policies and local implementation. Mozambique as case study. SUPERVISOR: Johanna Hood. AUTHOR: Beatriz Dominguez Guerrero, Chanje M M Dahlgaard, and Vasila Zukhrutdinova INSTITUTION/DEPARTMENT: Roskilde University, Denmark. Department of Society and Globalisation. International Development Studies (K1), Fall 2013. BACKGROUND: Mozambique is among the poorest countries in Sub-Sahara, ranking 185 out of 187 on the HDI ranking list. Maternal Mortality is also high in Mozambique and yet the country is also among the biggest donor funding recipients. Maternal Mortality is an indicator used to determine the development of a country. AIM: The aim of the project is to identify gaps between international and national guidelines and the local implementation (realities) and how some prevailing discourses may explain the purported gaps. This is so as to test the hypothesis that there are gaps. Maternal Health was used as lens. METHOD & THEORY: Qualitative research methods: A review of cardinal national policies pertaining to Maternal Health was done. 3 interviews were conducted using semi-structured interview method and open-ended questions. The interviewees were all representatives of institutions working in the field of Maternal Health. The case-study approach was used and Michel Foucault’s conceptualizations on Power were utilized for the analysis of the empirical data. The Modernization theory was also applied. CONCLUSION: Our hypothesis that there are gaps between the international guidelines and the implementation at local level is true; and that these gaps are reinforced by the different discourses identified in the analysis done among other things. However, considering the fact that we did not have access to interviewing a representative from the Mozambican government side, our findings may only represent half the picture of the reality. Therefore, the analysis should be taken with a grain of salt. It does however reflect some issues that may be interesting to investigate on in another study.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato8 jan. 2014
VejledereJohanna Hood

Emneord

  • MDG5
  • DONOR
  • IMPLEMENTATION
  • HEALTH POLICIES
  • MOZAMBIQUE