Voice and Choice of Mothers: Health Decision-Making Dynamics Among Women in Urban India

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By: Lily W. Lee, President, ALMATA, Division of Avegen Pte Ltd.; Mark Allen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Merck for Mothers; Sumiti Saharan, Design and Research Director, Avegen Pte Ltd.

What are women’s roles in the maternal health care decision-making process in settings like India? Are women’s voices heard by their family members and caregivers? How can women be empowered in maternal health care? To answer these questions, the ALMATA team conducted baseline research and surveyed 500 women from New Delhi and Mumbai, India.