June 2014 Knowledge, attitude and practices relevant to the child and mother’s health (comparative data for 2012 and 2014 years)

Women’s health is related to reproductive health and, along with child health, they are determined by the knowledge, attitude and practices existent in a family, community or society. Improvement of maternal and child health indicators implies complex activities and major changes at state institution level, but also within local communities, through cooperation between specialists from different areas (medicine, education, social protection, public administration, non-governmental sector etc.), and population attitude and practice towards their own health.

The goal of this study was to assess the changes in the knowledge, attitude and practice related to maternal and child health amongst women of reproductive age and specialists from health and social assistance areas, as a result of the Moldovan-Swiss project „Modernizing Moldovan Perinatology System”, phase III, „Community” component, implemented in Falesti district (Sarata Veche village, Glinjeni village, Falesti district center) and Nisporeni district (Seliste village, Milesti village and Nisporeni district center) by the “Progress through Alternative” Public Association in cooperation with the Tropical Institute of Public Health from Basel‚ Switzerland with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Moldova (SDC), during the period of May 2012 - May 2014.

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