Community Resilience in Face of Dystocia Deliveries: Case of Abbey Community in Ivory Coast
World Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 17-23
Received: Jan. 8, 2020; Accepted: Jan. 28, 2020; Published: Feb. 14, 2020
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Mathieu Tchétché Obou, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Alassane Ouattara University, Bouaké, Ivory Coast
Oscar Kouadio Koffi Bodoua, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Alassane Ouattara University, Bouaké, Ivory Coast
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In Ivory Coast, the objectives of the sustainable development in health field seem to be upset by the frequency of dystocic deliveries. They contribute to the increase in the rate of maternity and mortality. In response to this concern, the community environment is developing resilience through various remedies. Like the different ethnic communities, each with its own options, the Abbey community is developing its own endogenous mechanisms. Also, how perceptions related to Caesarean section delivery determine the organization of resilience for women participants in this community. Through this questioning, the essential objective is to know the social perceptions related to the cesarean section, the limits of obstetric care offerings; and to present the attitudes of resilience with regard to the prognoses of dystocic births. The investigation has mobilized the qualitative approach in its case study tradition. It took place in the hospital and community settings of Oforidjé in Agboville and Azaguié Ahoua in Azaguié. On the basis of the network technique and the criterion of interruption of the collection at saturation of information, 67 people (qualitatively representative) were interviewed. The results reveal a social perception characterized by a view of the caesarean section as a factor of disillusionment for the participant or mother who has undergone it; a situation of offers of obstetrical care devoid of empathy for the pregnant and characterized by a change of scenery of the latter in the delivery room. Resilience in this community is characterized by perinatal care in the form of ritual and treatment with plants, bark and roots.
Ivory Coast, Abbey Community, Dystocic Deliveries, Resilience, Caesarean Section
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Mathieu Tchétché Obou, Oscar Kouadio Koffi Bodoua, Community Resilience in Face of Dystocia Deliveries: Case of Abbey Community in Ivory Coast, World Journal of Public Health. Special Issue: Women, Health and Sustainable Development in Under Developed Country. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 17-23. doi: 10.11648/j.wjph.20200501.13
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