3240.0 Public or Private: Options for Improving Sustainability

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
This session will explore the pros and cons of expanding family planning choices through the public and private sectors in developing countries. Panelists will address the issue of whether there is a critical need to supply the private sector with technical assistance and funding and whether private clinics reach rural areas within developing countries. Panelists will discuss initiatives in United States (health insurance), Egypt (increase in health providers and a Leadership Development Program) Romania (a USAID funded project to ensure women’s health), Uganda, and Malawi (the difference contraceptive prevalence rates and the difference between subsidized public service delivery and private sector care).
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the reproductive health issues facing the US Mexico border. 2. Analyze why so many women are crossing the border of Mexico to the US for abortion services. 3. Describe current cultural factors affecting oral contraception and the morality women face to buy OC. 4. Discuss the policy work that needs to be addressed regarding HIV/STI on the US Mexico border.

12:50 PM
Strategies for meeting the family planning needs of women in rural Africa: Evidence from Uganda and Malawi
Jacob A. Adetunji, PhD, Bamikale Feyisetan, PhD, Chunnong Saeger, Lisa Maniscalco and Krista Stewart, PhD
1:10 PM
Role of publicly funded clinics in providing contraceptive and preventive gynecological care to uninsured women
Christina I. Fowler, PhD, MPH, Janet B. Mitchell, PhD and Jiantong Wang, MS

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Organized by: Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing