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Session: International Health-MCH
3328.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
International Health-MCH
Maternal and child health needs are wide ranging and this session provides an overview of maternal care, support systems, nutrition, socio-economic factors, marginal populations and the additional impact of conflict. Identifying the most vulnerable populations for intervention is a major public health strategy. This session will bring together maternal and child research and innovative programs from several regions of the world. Several types of community assessment and research methods will be used to identify population needs and program effectiveness. The application of these methods and the generalizability of research findings will be the focus of the discussion.
Learning Objectives: • Identify effective methods for assessing community needs in maternal and child health • Discuss the role of qualitative research in program development • Describe characteristics of vulnerable populations • Assess effectiveness of new program strategies for reaching high risk MCH populations
Organizer(s):Judy Lewis, MPhil
Lindsay N. Edouard
Moderator(s):Judy Lewis, MPhil
2:30 PMWelcoming Remarks
2:35 PMFactors associated with the utilization of maternal health services in Nigeria  [ Recorded presentation ]
Anastasia Gage, PhD
2:50 PMInitiating a resource mother program in Santo Domingo: The importance of qualitative research in program planning  [ Recorded presentation ]
Diana Forno-Batres, MD, MPH, Rita DeBate, PhD, MPH, CHES, Ramón A. López, MD, Pablo Wagner, MD, Maria Frontini, MPH, MS, PhD, Edward Karotkin, MD
3:05 PMFat mothers and short kids: Why are children of overweight mothers stunted in Ghana?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Altrena G. Mukuria, DrPH, Monica T. Kothari, MPH
3:20 PMIdentifying most vulnerable maternal and child populations in the West Bank and Gaza: An evidence-based approach  [ Recorded presentation ]
Bassam Abed El Jawad Abu Hamad, PhD
3:35 PMSocial violence and maternal death in Haiti  [ Recorded presentation ]
Maria Small, MD, Edward Magee, Christian Blanc, MD, YveCarm Colimon, MD, Rikerdy Frederic, MD, Trace Kershaw, PhD
3:50 PMDiscussion
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Community Health Workers SPIG; International Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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