142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Strengthening health systems in developing settings

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The presentations in this session will focus on the need for investing in strengthening health care systems in the low and mid income countries. Examples of best practices will be discussed and the challenges associated with the development of these systems will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: Discuss importance of organized health care systems in developing countries List examples of best practices in health care systems.
Gopal Sankaran, MD, DrPH, MNAMS, CHES

Strengthening health management information systems for improved service delivery: Lessons from Nigeria
Amina Aminu, MBBS; MPH, Ibrahim Yisa, MBBS; MPH; FMCPH, Mike Egboh, BSc; MPH and Kuhu Maitra, MBBS,DCH,MD
A gap analysis of the public health systems in the US-affiliated insular areas
Alison Mendoza-Walters, MPH, CPH, Lindsay Strack, MPH, Maria Fernanda Levis, MPH, MPA, Emi Chutaro, MA and Katie Sellers, DrPH, CPH
Mapping disease in urban informal settlements: A priority for slum health
Mariel Marlow, PhD, MPH, Fábio Aguiar-Alves, PhD, Claudete Araújo Cardoso, MD, Ethel Leonor Noia Maciel, PhD and Lee Riley, MD
High and low pMTCT performance: The role of facility-level factors in Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Mozambique
Alison S. Rustagi, PhD, Sarah Gimbel, PhD, MPH, RN, Ruth Nduati, MBChB, MMed, MPH, Maria de Fatima Cuembelo, MD, MPH, Judith Wasserheit, MD, MPH, Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH and Kenneth Sherr, PhD, MPH

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