5023.0 Understanding Risks and Creating Interventions to Improve the Health of Women and Newborns.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
This session addresses many important issues affecting the health of women and children all over the globe. These include teen pregnancy, domestic violence, STIs, alcohol consumption, knowledge of danger signs and pregnancy risk, birth attendance, pregnancy outcomes and the role of poverty on health status. Many innovative community level approaches have been identified to address these problems. This session will provide a valuable perspective from Eastern Europe, Asia, South America, the Caribbean and Africa. Participants will gain a broad overview of the problems and effective solutions. The emphasis will be on how to mobilize communities and create effective partnerships between communities and health services.
Session Objectives: 1)Analyze a variety of international MCH issues 2)Identify community level factors contributing to syphilis, pregnancy outcomes and child health 3)Assess the value of community level interventions for MCH

Board 2
Improving pregnancy outcomes in Domincan pregnant teenagers
Diana Forno-Batres, MD, MPH, Ramón A. López, MD, Pablo Wagner, MD, Maria Frontini, MPH, MS, PhD, Frances D. Butterfoss, PhD and Edward Karotkin, MD
Board 3
Maternal mortality in Honduras and Peru: Meeting the Millennium Development goal target of 2015
Joan Combellick, CNM, Moneesha Kamani, MSc, MS, Nok Chhun, MS, Vanesa Rios, DDS, MS and Lalitha V. Ramanathapuram, PhD
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Board 5
Intimate partner violence and syphilis risk among pregnant women in Bolivia
Claudia Diaz, PhD, Sandra G. García, Sc D, Daniel Grossman, MD, Katherine S. Wilson, MPH and Rita Revollo, MD
Board 6
Predictors of Binge Drinking During Pregnancy Among Women in Ukraine
Christina D. Chambers, PhD, MPH and Ludmila Bakhireva, MD,PhD,MPH
Board 7
Maternal morbidity and mortality in Nigeria: A multi-faceted context
Gilda Sedgh, ScD, Akinrinola Bankole, PhD, Rubina Hussain, MPH and Susheela Singh, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus