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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Scaling-up of Reproductive Health Programs: Lessons Learned around the World
3128.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Scaling-up of Reproductive Health Programs: Lessons Learned around the World
Reproductive health indicators remain poor in many countries despite decades of innovative, successful small-scale projects. Accordingly, there is a need to be able to identify strategies to expand or replicate such projects. This panel includes a step-by-step methodological framework on scaling up model reproductive health projects, along with case studies of scaling up drawn from around the world, including Nigeria, Turkey, Bangladesh, Bolivia and Mexico. The case studies cover varied contexts and content (ranging from process-intensive education and planning initiatives, to more technical medical interventions). This panel includes the value and lessons of: advocacy and creating an enabling environment; strategic and coordinated expansion; creating financial sustainability; training and follow-up; and monitoring, evaluation, and operations research.
Learning Objectives: 1. A methodological framework and specific steps for scaling up reproductive health projects and health projects generally. 2. The challenges faced and lessons learned in scaling up specific RH programs from around the world, ranging from post-abortion care to sexuality education and family planning.
Moderator(s):Judith F. Helzner, MA
10:30 AMScaling up successful pilot and demonstration projects: A framework for analysis and action  [ Recorded presentation ]
Richard D. Kohl, PhD, Larry Cooley, MA
10:45 AMScaling-up postabortion care in Mexico, Nigeria and Bolivia: Research, program and policy lessons  [ Recorded presentation ]
Deborah L. Billings, PhD, Julie Solo, MPH, Janie Benson, DrPH, Tamara Fetters, MPH, Barbara Crane, PhD
11:00 AMTaking family planning to scale in Turkey  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nancy Pendarvis Harris, MPH, Diane Hedgecock, MPH
11:15 AMScaling up postabortion care services in Bangladesh  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lauren Pesso, S.M. Shahidullah, MD, Humaira Ahmed, MD, Nazneen Sultana, MD, Abu Jamil Faisel, MD
11:30 AMApplying the MSI scaling up framework: Scaling up the Community Life Project in Nigeria
Ngozi Iwere, MA, Richard D. Kohl, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; International Health; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA