4202.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Child Wellness, the Health Challenge for the 21st Century

Over the last 15 years, USAID funded Child Survial Projects implemented by Private Voluntary Organizations have worked with families, communities, and governments in implementing preventive and curative maternal and child health services. Most programs have been effective in reducing under-five morbidity and mortality. This session describes two major lessons learned from these projects: 1) the ability of trained community members to assess and treat sick children, and 2) PVO success in strengthening Distict Health Team Management. As the number of potential interventions has increased, planners are challenged with matching attributable risk, availability of interventions, feasibility, measurability, and sustainability (Paper 3). Moving beyond child survival to child wellness and quality of life is proposed as the next logical step for improving child health in the twenty-first century(Paper 4)
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):F Marc LaForce, MD
Organizer(s):Stanley Foster, MD
2:30 PMEvaluation of community health worker skills to assess, classify, treat and counsel sick children, Siaya, Kenya
Benta Osamba, Renu Manjrekar, MD, MPH
2:45 PMChild survival project strengthening of district health services, Bergville, South Africa
Gary Morris, MPraxMed, DTMH, Ann Henderson, Larry Casazza, MD, MPH, Monika Holst
3:00 PMFifteen years of child survival projects: their effectiveness in addressing attributable risks
Michel Pacqué
3:15 PMMoving from child survival to child wellness, a challenge for the twenty-first century
Stanley O. Foster, MD, MPH
Sponsor:International Health
Cosponsors:Social Work

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA