3339.0 International Perspectives on Policies for Women and Children

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 PM
This session will provide examples of programs addressing policy change for improving outcomes in international maternal and child health. These examples are from major regions of the world, and include rights based approaches to reducing maternal mortality, changing policy to improve newborn survival, improving provider skills and south-south collaboration to increase knowledge about women's health in health professions training, continuing professional education and communities.
Session Objectives: •Identify key elements of policy affecting women’s reproductive health, maternal mortality, and newborn care •Articulate the relationship between research and policy development in newborn care •Analyze rights based approaches to reducing maternal mortality •Articulate the relationships between governments and non-governmental organizations in the provision of maternal and newborn services •Discuss the importance of education and training of health providers about women’s health

2:50 PM
Improving women's health through education and global collaboration: The Women and Health Learning Package
Judy Lewis, MPhil, Marion Billings, MSc, Nighat Huda, MSED, Rogayah Ja'Afar, MBBCh, MHPEd, Sarah Kiguli, MBChB, MMed, Mohamed Moukhyer, MBBS, MSc and David Egilman, MD, MPH
3:10 PM
Achieving newborn health policy change through research and partnerships in Mali, Pakistan and Bolivia
Tanja Englberger, MPH, Houleymata Diarra, Dr, Amanullah Khan, MPH, MB ChB, Bertha Pooley, MPH, Salim Saddrudin, MBBS, MPH, Dian Sidibe, Dr, Uzma Syed, MBBS, MSc, MPH and Stephen Wall, MD, MS, MSW

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Socialist Caucus, International Health, Community Health Workers SPIG, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health