207024 Expanding maternal and child health care services in developing countries: Advances and challenges

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM

Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH , Health Alliance International, Seattle, WA
Meredith Fort, MPH , Health Alliance International, Seattle, WA
This panel will present examples of Maternal and Child Health programs in developing countries, progress that they have made, and challenges that they currently face in expanding services. The four speakers on this panel will present on their experiences with programs to increase access to skilled deliveries and to syphilis treatment and prevention in Haiti, a partnership with the Ministry of Health in Timor-Leste to strengthen the MCH department in that country, and to provide breastfeeding support to new mothers. Panelists will provide recommendations and outline current needs for expanding MCH services internationally.

Learning Objectives:
Describe examples of international MCH programs, advances, and challenges.

Keywords: International Health, Maternal and Child Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a faculty member at the University of Washington in the Department of Global Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.