4106.0 The Reality: The Role of TBAs in Communities

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
Who should assist women and newborns in childbirth? The current recommendation for skilled birth attendance in health facilities is far from reaching its goal. This session will address the reality in many regions of the world, where many women still deliver at home and often with traditional birth attendants. This session will address community level interventions efforts to reach MDGs 4 and 5. The papers will address maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality reduction efforts, including community administration of misoprostil and incentives for increasing prenatal care coverage. The session will allow time for a lively debate among the panelists and participants about the feasibility of the vision of skilled birth attendance for all deliveries as well as a discussion of innovative ways of addressing the shortage of these skilled health professionals in different regions of the world.
Session Objectives: 1)Identify barriers to the MDG 3 and 4 2)Analyze feasibility of innovative community level MNH interventions 3)Apply new approaches for MNH care in various country settings
Judy Lewis, MPhil

10:30 AM
Skilled birth attendance and maternal mortality: The Conundrum
Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, Paige Passano, MPH, Tami Rowen, MS, MD, Julia Walsh, MD DrPH and Malcolm Potts, MB,PhD,FRCOG
10:54 AM
Misoprostol at the community-level: A feasible postpartum hemorrhage treatment option over the long-term?
Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, Godfrey Mbaruku, MD, PhD, Martine Holston, MPH, Amy A. Grossman, MPH and Kristina Hsieh
11:06 AM
Reaching poor mothers with quality maternal health care: Bangladesh experience
Ubaidur Rob, PhD, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Md. Mahabub Ul Anwar and Ismat Ara Hena
11:18 AM
Kyrgyz Republic makes strides toward MDGs in Maternal and Neonatal Health
Nazgul Abazbekova, MD, Gita Pillai, PhD, MPH, Barton Smith, MD, Anara Eshkhodjaeva, MD, Vera Zlidar, MHS and Stelian Hodorogea, MD
11:30 AM
Neonatal Health in Nepal; where does it stand? Key Findings and Trends
Monica Kothari, MS, MPH, Alfredo L. Fort, MD, PhD and Noureddine Abderrahim, MS

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, Socialist Caucus

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