A Discussion on Central and South Asia

Shannon Maloney

Portrait of Shannon Maloney

Assistant Professor

UNMC - College of Public Health
India, Maternal and Child Health, Health Systems, Evaluation

I work with the National Health Mission in the state of Kerala (India) on issues related to provision of care at government hospitals during the prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods of pregnancy. The goal is to improve quality of care, standardize care practices around evidence based guidelines and ultimately, reduce complications associated with the leading causes of maternal and neonatal death.

Other projects in India have focused on the impact of government sponsored catastrophic and basic health insurance on health care utilization and health outcomes and the impact of access to low-cost day care services on women's participation in the labor market, women's mental health and children's education and health outcomes.