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Are community midwives addressing the inequities in access to skilled birth attendance in Punjab, Pakistan? Gender, class and social exclusion

  • Zubia Mumtaz1Email author,
  • Beverley O’Brien2,
  • Afshan Bhatti3 and
  • Gian S Jhangri4
BMC Health Services Research201212:326

Received: 1 August 2012

Accepted: 14 September 2012

Published: 19 September 2012

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1 Aug 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Aug 2012 Author responded Author comments - Zubia Mumtaz
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Aug 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
19 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-326

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Nursing Faculty
Real Medicine Foundation Pakistan