5172.0 Birth practices and newborn feeding in developing countries

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session provides an overview of some of the key issues in infant feeding, child health and birth practices in developing countries. Some of the papers will address controversies in MCH, such as universal rotavirus vaccination, and the role of traditional birth attendants. Others will discuss interventions to increase and support exclusive breastfeeding and birth planning for mothers and newborns. Discussion will focus on the application of current knowledge from this research to other regions of the world.
Session Objectives: Describe recent research on breastfeeding practices in developing countries Discuss factors which promote skilled attendance at birth Identify the supportive practices of traditional birth attendants in women's health
Todd MM Maja, RN, CNM, PhD and S. Chhabra, MD

12:30 PM
Economic burden of childhood rotavirus infection and cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination in Bolivia
Emily R. Smith, MPH, Volga Iniguez, PhD, Rick Rheingans, PhD, Emily Rowlinson, MPH, Kizee Etienne, MPH, Rosario Rivera, Nataniel Mamani and Juan Leon, PhD, MPH
12:45 PM
Efficacy of protocols for cleaning and disinfecting infant feeding bottles in less developed communities
Li Ma, PhD, Guodong Zhang, PhD, Balasubr Swaminathan, PhD, Michael Doyle, PhD and Anna Bowen, MD, MPH
1:00 PM
Preliminary results from the multi-center cluster-randomized behaviour intervention trial PROMISE EBF: Exclusive breastfeeding promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Debra J. Jackson, MPH DSc, Thorkild Tylleskar, Mickey Chopra, MSc, Hama Diallo, Tanya Doherty, MPH PhD, Eva Charlotte Ekstrom, Ingunn Engebretsen, Ameena Goga, MBCHB, Chipepo Kankasa, Jorn Klunsoyr, Carl Lombard, Nicolas Meda, Victoria Nankanbirwa, Jolly Nankunda, Philippe Van de Perre, Rebecca Shanmugam, Chafye Siuluta, Halvor Sommerfelt, James Tumwine, Henry Wamani and For PROMISE EBF Study Group
1:15 PM
Birth and newborn care preparedness enhances use of skilled birth attendant in rural Bangladesh
Mohammad Rasheduzzaman Shah, Nazma Begum, Qazi Sadeq-ur Rahman, Shams El Arifeen, Syed Moshfiqur Rahman and Abdullah Baqui
1:30 PM
Lives and Work of Traditional Birth Attendants in Rural Haiti
Betty Joseph-Pierre, Judy Lewis, MPhil, Kathryn C. Kaplan and Bette Gebrian, MPH PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: International Health, Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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