5120.0 New Approaches to Improving Maternal Health in Low-Resource Settings

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will begin with an overview of inequity in maternal care and maternal mortality trends in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This will provide the background for a discussion of effective interventions to improve safe delivery, treat complications and reduce mortality. New approaches from different countries will be presented and the discussion time will be used to draw lessons for other low resource settings.
Session Objectives: Describe reasons that maternal/reproductive health (MDG5)goals will not be met. Identify new approaches to addressing inequities in maternal care. Compare interventions for safe deliveries in countries in Africa, Caribbean and South Asia.
Lindsay Edouard, Dr and Judy Lewis, MPhil
Gretchen Berggren, MD, MScHyg
Bette Gebrian, BSN, MPH, PhD

KOMBIT: Mobilizing the Community for Safe Motherhood and Healthy Newborns
Laura R. Ralston, MPH, Judy Lewis, MPhil, Bette Gebrian, MPH PhD and Nadege Pierre, CNM
Community-based Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Rural Bangladesh
Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, MA Quaiyum, MBBS, PhD, SA Shahed Hossain, MBBS, MSc, MBA, Asrafi Jahan Azmi, Research Investigator, Paige Passano, MPH and Daniel D. Bohl, MPH, MD Candidate
Impacting safe delivery in Mali: From study to action and policy change
Sara Stratton, MPH, Cheick Oumar Toure, MD and Laura Hurley, MD
On the move: Displacement of traditional birth systems from the home to the hospital in Greater Accra, Ghana
Stephanie A. Sterling, MD MPH, Laura O'Hara, MSN MPH, Laura E. Rueff, MD MPH, Olamide Kolade, MD MPH and Kristin Bright, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Social Work

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