Birth registration, health and human rights in Tanzania: Parents' perspectives on barriers and benefits
Learning Areas:Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain why birth registration is considered a basic human right. Name at least 3 of the major medical, social, cultural, political, or economic factors leading to the low rate of birth registration in Tanzania. Discuss the relationship between birth registration and other health and development outcomes for children in Tanzania and other developing countries. Identify at least two changes to public health policy and practice that could contribute to improving rates of birth registration in Tanzania and other developing countries.
Keyword(s): Child Health, Human Rights
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I completed this research for my PhD dissertation, and served as the principal and co-principal on dissertation research grants for this research from the National Science Foundation (1124232) and Wenner-Gren Foundation. I have been involved in public health and human rights research projects in Tanzania since 2004.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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