Congratulations to Eunice Bawafaa for her 2022 Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award!

Eunice is a PhD student in the School of Nursing at UBC. The purpose of her study is to show how a contextualized explanation of women’s experiences and perspectives of reproductive healthcare can provide direction for nursing’s future efforts to improve access to care in rural Ghana. There is extensive literature showing that the healthcare system developed as a colonial infrastructure with European values, and women’s knowledge and experiences with reproductive and maternity care in Sub-Saharan Africa are discounted in the face of western biomedical practices and knowledge.