Online Program

Challenges and Opportunities in Writing internationally about Women's and Children's Health: Lessons Learned from Global Health Authors

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Mary Hodges, MBBS MRCP DSc, Helen Keller International, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the challenges poised to authors working in and submitting publications from the least developed countries. The backstory for how topics are prioritized, how papers evolve,how they are written when clinical work-loads and facilities are often heavily mismatched and what the publication process was like from an internationally perpective.

Keyword(s): International MCH, Family Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr Hodges has over 25 years’ experience of medicine and human resource development. She supports the national Neglected Tropical Diseases and nutrition programs as Country Director for Helen Keller International, Sierra Leone. These focus in building capacity including curriculum development, training, monitoring and evaluation. She is currently the supervisor of 2 PhD candidates for the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and supported the development of innovative mhealth processes to respond to the recent Ebola emergency.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.