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Engaging males for better maternal and child health

At the Okpekpe Primary Health Center
IDRC / Andrew Esiebo
Male involvement is associated with improved maternal health outcomes resulting from increased care-seeking at health facilities for prenatal care, delivery and postnatal care, as well as improved home care practices.

Involving men in maternal and childcare improves communication between spouses, encourages shared decision-making and reduces gender-related barriers to access health services.

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