3048.0 Expanding maternal and child health care services in developing countries: Advances and challenges

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
This panel will present examples of MCH 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 their experiences with programs designed to increase access to skilled deliveries and syphilis treatment and prevention in Haiti, a partnership with the Ministry of Health in Timor-Leste to strengthen MCH services, and how to provide breastfeeding support to new mothers. Panelists will provide recommendations and outline current needs for expanding MCH services internationally.
Session Objectives: Describe global MCH problems Discuss current approaches to major MCH problems in developing countries Assess effectiveness of current MCH interventions
Wendy Johnson, MD, MPH

8:40 AM
Increasing access to skilled deliveries through incentives in Haiti
Donna Barry, NP MPH, Sarah Marsh, CM MPH and Maxi Raymonville, MD
8:55 AM
Improving maternal and newborn care in Timor-Leste: A partnership with the Ministry of Health
Mary Anne Mercer, DrPH, Susan Thompson, MPH and Marisa Harrison, MPHc
9:25 AM
Maternal and congenital syphilis—a neglected problem
Judy Lewis, MPhil, Bette Gebrian, MPH PhD, Chaylah Lomotey, MD, MPH, Cheryl Bilinski, BS, Stephanie Roberts, BS and Juan C. Salazar, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, International Health, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)