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Paul Hunt and Tony Gray (eds), Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability (London: Routledge, 2013), 256 pp., ISBN: 9780415534581, £135.00, hardback.

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Marianna Leite

About Marianna
Marianna Leite recently completed a PhD in Development Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, under the supervision of Dr. Jasmine Gideon and co-supervision of Dr. Penny Vera-Sanso. In her doctoral thesis, entitled From Rhetoric to Reality in Improving Maternal Health Outcomes: An Analysis of Women's Rights Activism in Brazil, she used a Foucauldian discourse analysis to explore the significant shifts in maternal mortality reduction policies over the past decades in Brazil. Its purpose was to contribute to the existing scholarly debate on social policy and participation in order to advance knowledge on the dynamics of agenda setting and activism. She was the editor of MaMSIE’s blog as well as in charge of referencing and style for Studies in the Maternal. Before joining MaMSIE, she worked in international development, at various instances, for INTERIGHTS, ActionAid and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Currently, she is the co-organiser of the International Handbook of Gender and Health which is part of Edward Elgar’s book series edited by Prof. Sylvia Chant.
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Edited by Paul Hunt and Tony Gray, Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability (2013) is an important contribution to academic knowledge on maternal mortality accountability and agenda setting. I say this for three reasons: it gathers well-known experts and authorities working on maternal health and human rights; it produces the sort of insights and recommendations that are likely to result in international rules and recommendations; and it addresses some important contemporary global health strategies that respond to the widespread issue of maternal mortality from a human rights perspective.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/sim.14
How to Cite: Leite, M., (2014). Paul Hunt and Tony Gray (eds), Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability (London: Routledge, 2013), 256 pp., ISBN: 9780415534581, £135.00, hardback.. Studies in the Maternal. 6(1), pp.1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/sim.14
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Published on 01 Jan 2014.
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