4315.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

A Life Cycle Approach to Improving Health Outcomes in the Context of Poverty

This session focuses on a life cycle approach to improving maternal and child health outcomes in the context of poverty. The life cycle approach highlights how age- and sex-specific health risks differ through the life cycle. Each risk requires different interventions. The life cycle conceptual approach shows how interventions to reduce mortality and morbidity at one stage produce both improved health outcomes and are inputs to the stock of health available at the next stage. Three related papers will be presented in this invited session. Dr. Jonathon Simon of the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) will begin by presenting a conceptual model of a “family health cycle” that places the production of maternal and child health and existing maternal and child health interventions in the context of the family, household, and external environment. Dr. Adam Wagstaff (not yet confirmed) of the World Bank’s HNP team will then discuss the World Bank’s use of the life cycle approach in their Poverty Reduction Strategy and programming. Third, Dr. Jennifer Bryce (not yet confirmed) of the Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development at the WHO) will discuss the complementarity of the life cycle concept to the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) approach to improving child health outcomes. The session aims to show how the life cycle approach highlights the linkages and synergy between different programs and interventions to improve maternal and child health outcomes. Examples of how the idea can be translated into operations at country level will be discussed
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Jonathan L. Simon, MPH, DSc
8:30 PMPoverty-reduction strategies, the health lifecycle, and the health of the poor
Adam Wagstaff, BA, DPhil
8:45 PMThe Family Health Cycle: Creating a Context for Maternal and Child Health Interventions
Jonathon L. Simon, DSc
9:00 PMChild and Adolescent Health: A look from the Life-Cycle Perspective
Qazi Shamim, MBBS, DCH, MSc
Sponsor:International Health
Cosponsors:Social Work; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA