5056.0 Innovations in International Health 2

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
In Guatemala, El Salvador, and India the Policy Implementation Assessment Tool (PIAT) has proven to be useful because it brings together partners from various sectors; identifies barriers to implementation; encourages dialogue and consensus on country-owned solutions; and results in concrete action items to improve implementation. In a program to improve water, sanitation and health outcomes in a water-scarce community in Limpopo province, South Africa it was discovered that integrating disciplines into a trans-national research program requires collaborative research design, creative, bi-national curricular offerings and innovative methodologies. In Kenya, a project aims to enhance the development and implementation of strategies for improving access to family planning (FP)/reproductive health (RH) services among the poor. In Ghana and the Philippines, results verify the advantages of the WatMap Lab: simplicity, sophisticated microbiology for US$3 per set, test results in 12-24 hours correlating with WHO disease risk categories, and the ability for tests to be performed anywhere off the electrical grid, without clean lab conditions.
Session Objectives: Describe key components of effective policy implementation in Guatemala, El Salvador, and India In South Africa, a project describes the components of a successful multi-disciplinary international health research project. Describe the programmatic inputs that combined to bring significant changes in multiple evidence-based interventions in Ethiopia. Describes the innovations in the WatMap Portable Water Quality Test Kit

8:30 AM
Using the Policy Implementation Assessment Tool to help put reproductive health and HIV policies into practice: Experiences from Guatemala, El Salvador, and India
Farley Cleghorn, MD, MPH, Anne M. Jorgensen, Anita Bhuyan, Suneeta Sharma, PhD, MHA, Lucia Merino, Gadde Narayana, Himani Sethi, Claudia Quinto, Alexia Alvarado, Fernando Cano, Marisela de la Cruz, Imelda Zosa-Feranil and James Gribble
8:48 AM
Water and health in Limpopo Province, South Africa: A community-centered collaborative initiative of the University of Venda and the University of Virginia
Nisha Botchwey, PhD, Jane R. Boissevain, BA, Timothy Cunningham, Garrick Louis, PhD, Gerard Learmonth, PhD, Karen Firehock, Clare Terni, Robert Swap, PhD, Carol Ann Spreen, PhD, Amidou Samie, PhD, Julia Reis, BA, Vhonani Netshandama, PhD and Rebecca Dillingham, MD/MPH
9:24 AM
Thirty years after Alma Ata: Communities team up to close gap on reaching MDG 4 in Ethiopia
Mary A. Carnell, MD MPH, Hailemariam Legesse, MD, Brian Mulligan, MPH and Yared Mekonnen, PhD
9:42 AM
Large-scale trials of drinking water quality in Ghana and the Philippines comparing the WatMap Portable Water Quality Kit with Colilert Quanti-Tray
Susan E. Murcott, Jim Berry, Gregory Fischer, Raymond Guiteras, Robert Metcalf, Jarvis Punsalan, Abdul-Sallam Sayuti and Lydia Senanu

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Organized by: International Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Trade and Health Forum

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