<p><em>Richard Horton</em>, editor of <em>The Lancet</em>, discusses the implications of news that maternal deaths have dropped by nearly a third since 1980.</p>
Aug 02, 2013 In an Atlantic editorial, global health editor Olga Khazan examines USAIDs maternal and child health efforts abroad, noting the agencys announcement of the award finalists for its "Saving Lives at Birth" initiative on Wednesday. "The agency has been working on maternal health since 1989, but now, USAID has partnered with foundations and the U.K. and Norway governments, among others, for a competition called Saving Lives at Birth, which aims to find cheap, effective answers to maternal and child health quandaries in developing countries," she writes, noting, "More than 1,500 people submitted proposals, but only 22 were awarded grants of either $250,000 or $2 million after a massive science-fair style event yesterday. USAIDs contribution will be $10 million over the five years of the program." She highlights some of the competitors and discusses what "USAID and its partners look for in competition winners to reduce the odds that the inventions will flop" (8/1).. ...
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Advocating Together: The Power of Alliances for Maternal Health provides guidance for national civil society organizations (CSOs) interested in establishing or strengthening an alliance in support of maternal health advocacy. This toolkit provides a step-by-step approach to working with partners in a national-level alliance to advocate for maternal health policy change. Divided into three major sections, each provides steps CSOs can take in order to: (1) analyze the maternal health environment in order to decide if working with an alliance is advantageous, (2) work with an alliance by either joining an established alliance or creating a new one, and (3) plan advocacy activities taking into account the political context and ways an alliance can effectively reach decision-makers.. ...
The first COPE exercise is often done with the assistance of an external facilitator, or with a supervisor within the system who has been trained in facilitating COPE. Using ten self-assessment guides based on the framework of clients rights and providers needs, the facilitator works with supervisors and staff who assess the services they provide. The self-assessment guides contain five service categories: general, antenatal care, routine labor and delivery care, emergency obstetric care, and postpartum care. The staff also interview the clients. Based upon the problems identified, the supervisors and the staff develop an action plan containing problems and causes, suggested solutions, persons responsible for taking action, and the timeframe for solving the problems. At subsequent COPE exercises, other tools may be used. For example, staff may use a client flow analysis to examine the time clients spend in the clinic and how staff use time. ...
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Two new articles published this week in PLOS Medicine, along with an update to our Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)-PLoS Collection on Maternal Health. Gabriela Gomez and colleagues developed a mathematical model of the HIV. ...
There is a debate about the extent to which the effect of prenatal smoking on infant health outcomes is causal. Poor outcomes could be attributable to mother characteristics, which are correlated with smoking. I examine the importance of selection on
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Malaria and HIV are two of the most important Infectious diseases worldwide that are overlapping and synergistic in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the scale up of front line prevention efforts, the burden of malaria remains staggering among pregnant women and children; and malnutrition and growth retardation are major threats to child health. The purpose of the "Prevention of Malaria and HIV Disease in Tororo" (PROMOTE) program project (POI) is to evaluate promising interventions to reduce the burden of malaria and HIV and Improve maternal-child health through hypothesis based intervention studies. PROMOTE II will test the hypotheses that a) enhanced malaria chemoprevention in HIV infected and uninfected pregnant women will reduce placenta malaria; b) enhanced chemoprevention provided during both pregnancy and childhood will reduce malaria in children in the first 2 years of life and c) limiting in utero exposure to malaria antigens with enhanced malaria chemoprevention during pregnancy will reduce ...
Zubia Mumtaz. Zubia Mumtaz, a professor in UAlbertas School of Public Health, focused her latest research on why maternal health has been slow to improve among poor women in Pakistan. (Photo: Richard Siemens). (Edmonton) The clock is ticking on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals as the 2015 deadline approaches. For University of Alberta researcher Zubia Mumtaz, that raises a lot of questions about her area of research-maternal health-and how it will be addressed.. There are eight Millennium Development Goals, which include reducing poverty and the incidence of HIV/AIDS, and ensuring universal primary education. According to Mumtaz, assistant professor in the U of As School of Public Health, the focus is beginning to shift to what will become of the goals after 2015.. "What has emerged from the data on these goals is that some countries have been successful at reducing maternal mortality, but the countries with the highest burden have been the least successful," says ...
The Home visitation program was developed in response to long wait lists for the Infant Psychiatry Program. This home visitation program intervention consists of the following components: Developmental guidance, empowerment of parents while respecting the parent-child attachment, and child centered interactional guidance. The home visitors ( a PhD student and a Masters level student) visit consenting families and gave the parents an opportunity to voice their concerns regarding their childs behaviors. They were instructed to co-construct a play that had to be child led. Home visitors facilitated this task. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist and Parenting Stress Index prior to and after the intervention. These home visitations occurred approximately once a month whilst the families were on the wait list for clinical assessment and treatment. Those families that were randomized in control group did not receive any intervention.. Extended description of the protocol, including ...
OEA/Ser.L/V/II.. Doc. 69. 7 June 2010. Original: Spanish. ACCESS TO MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES FROM A HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE. TABLE OF CONTENTS. pdf. I. INTRODUCTION. II. PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO PERSONAL INTEGRITY IN THE AREA OF MATERNAL. HEALTH AND BARRIERS IN ACCESS TO THESE SERVICES. III. DUTIES OF THE STATES TO ENSURE THAT WOMEN HAVE ACCESS TO MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION. A. The principles of equality and non-discrimination. B. Duties of the States to ensure that women have access to maternal health services without discrimination. IV. RECOMMENDATIONS. ...
Purpose: This study examined work/family conflict on the health of new mothers, using data from the Maternal Postpartum Health Study. Methods: In 2001, 817 Minnesota women were recruited while hospitalized for childbirth. Maternal physical and mental health were measured with the Short Form (SF)-12. Multivariate models were used to estimate associations between employment, personal factors, work-f
Maternal mortality is a huge concern globally leading to more than a quarter of a million deaths every year. Similarly, an estimated 4 million neonates die every year worldwide, contributing to the majority of deaths of under-5 children. The majority of these deaths take place in under-developed countries, and specifically, in the sub-Saharan Africa region. It is evidenced that maternal ill-health and death contribute to the majority of child deaths. Reducing the death of children under 5 years by two thirds and also improving maternal health/reducing maternal death by three quarters between the years 1990 and 2015 are two of the eight aims of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), MDG-4 and MDG-5 respectively. The report on maternal health services in Eritrea, a nation in the sub-Saharan Africa, shows a low utilization of antenatal care, family planning services, and postnatal care. Furthermore, there is insufficient use of skilled assistance at delivery. The purpose of this study was to explore the
Background To measure socioeconomic inequalities in maternal health services in rural western China and to analyze the determinants contributions of inequalities. Study design: a cross-sectional...
Burgard: This study examines the association between maternal health service utilization and household decision-making in Bangladesh. Most studies of the predi...
As 2015 quickly approaches, the global health community has been made increasingly aware of our progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Some remarkable progress has indeed been made. For example, the proportion of underweight children under the age of five in developing countries has declined from 28% to 17% between 1990 and 2011. Significant progress has also been made in reducing mortality among children under the age of five. In 1990, 12 million children under five died, compared with 6.9 million children in 2011. In 2011, 2.5 million people were newly infected with HIV, representing a 24% decrease from the 3.1 million people newly infected in 2001. However, one millennium development goal has shown particularly slow progress: MDG 5, namely, improving maternal health. Few countries are on track to achieve the first part of MDG 5s goals, reducing maternal morality by 75%. Sub-Saharan Africa is in the most dire position, with a regional maternal mortality rate of 640 maternal ...
Mullany and colleagues report outcomes from a project involving delivery of community-based maternal health services in eastern Burma, and report substantial increases in coverage of care.
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Awarded first place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Maternal-Child Health/Prenatal Nursing/ Childbirth category! Learn to provide the best prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal care possible. Maternal, Fetal, & Neonatal Physiology: A Clinical Perspective, 5th Edition includes expert insight and clinically relevant coverage of the physiologic changes that occur throughout all major periods of the perinatal experience. This classic reference gives you a solid foundation for assessment and therapeutic interventions, featuring an emphasis on the evolving interrelationships between mother, fetus, and neonate and adaptations of preterm and term infants to the extrauterine environment.
Below are extracts from a blog on the Maternal Health Task Force. For decades, the medical and global health communities have viewed magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) as the gold standard for PE/E prevention and treatment [*see note below]. We know it works faster and better than other anticonvulsants like diazepam, but in many settings diazepam is…
The health and wellbeing of women everywhere is of great importance in its own right. It is also key to the health and wellbeing of their families, communities and societies. But every year, over half a million women in developing countries die in pregnancy and childbirth. The Safe Motherhood Initiative was started in 1987 to improve maternity services and to protect the health of mothers and their infants.
Functional somatic symptoms are physical complaints, such as headaches, pain, fatigue, and dizziness, that cannot be explained medically. These symptoms affect 10-30 percent of children and adolescents and account for two - four percent of all pediatric doctor visits. A new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics finds that infants with regulatory problems (i.e., feeding, sleeping, and tactile reactivity) and/or maternal psychiatric problems may have an increased risk of FSS in later childhood.
NEW YORK, 4 June 2010 - UNICEF and other international leaders in maternal health and child survival will meet in Washington, DC next week to accelerate a global campaign aimed at reducing deaths of pregnant women and young children.
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Common symptoms of a potential emotional, behavioral, or developmental problem include poor grades in school, withdrawal from friends and family, and insomnia.
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, has published a procedure to identify newborns and children at-risk for developmental problems, especially those born prematurely.
Jon Gosselin is not afraid to tell the world what he really thinks of his ex Kate Gosselin.Less than two months after OWNs Where Are They Now? special, in which Jon said his children had developmental problems because of their ...
Many policymakers are interested in the role of conditions in cash transfer programs. Do they improve outcomes of interest more than money alone? Are there trade-offs? Is there a role for conditions for political rather than technocratic reasons? Its easy to extend the list of questions for a good while. However, before one can get to these questions, there is a much more basic question that needs to be answered (for any policymaker contemplating running one of these programs at any level):
Many policymakers are interested in the role of conditions in cash transfer programs. Do they improve outcomes of interest more than money alone? Are there trade-offs? Is there a role for conditions for political rather than technocratic reasons? Its easy to extend the list of questions for a good while. However, before one can get to these questions, there is a much more basic question that needs to be answered (for any policymaker contemplating running one of these programs at any level):
Objectives: Household conditions and culturally/socially variable childcare practices influence priming of the inflammatory response during infancy. Maternal mental health may partially mediate that effect. Among mother- infant dyads in Mwanza, Tanzania, we hypothesized that poorer maternal mental health would be associated with adverse household ecology, lower social capital, and greater inflammation among infants under the age of one; and that mental health would mediate any effects of household ecology/social capital on inflammation. Methods: We collected dried blood spots from mother-infant dyads (N588) at health centers near Mwanza, Tanzania. To assess household ecology and social capital, we conducted interviews with mothers using the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale, the MacArthur Subjective Social Status Scale, and a household wealth inventory. We employed the Hopkins Symptom Checklist to assess maternal mental health. A high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) assay was used to ...
Using a community sample of mothers and children in a major urban centre in Canada, this study described developmental problems at age 2 and identified protective factors for developmental problems in a subgroup of families with maternal mental health risk. Maternal mental health risk was common, affecting 27% of women in our sample, which is similar to previously reported rates of 25%.12. Poor sleep habits have previously been linked to poor child developmental outcomes including child behaviour problems,30 poorer learning capacity and academic performance.31 Our findings extend this research by identifying that good sleep habits may act as a protective factor for child social-emotional and behavioural development when mothers are experiencing poor mental health. It is hypothesised that having a child who sleeps well provides mothers, especially those with mental health concerns, with a reprieve from the demands of caring for a young child. Consequently, educating and providing parents with ...
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Empowerment is a complex multidimensional concept that can be broadly defined as the ability of individuals or groups "to improve capacities, to critically analyze situations and to take actions to improve those situations" [1]. In sub-Saharan Africa, womens overall empowerment has been positively associated with the utilization of maternal health services [2], use of contraception [3-5], improved infant feeding practices [6], and reductions in infant mortality [7].. Given the positive associations between general empowerment and maternal-child health, it is important to consider womens empowerment as it relates to health and healthcare [8]. Health-related empowerment is a construct that was developed to examine ways that healthcare setting factors relate to clients perceived control over health-related decisions and behaviors [9, 10]. However, most health-related empowerment research has focused on chronic health conditions, such as mental health, diabetes, cancers, and disability [11-15], ...
The study specifically assessed whether VSLAs for safe motherhood is a viable option for facilitating access to emergency health care. This was in line with the fact that VSLAs in Kiboga district were started by AOGU in 2007 as a system of income generation to establish emergency financing for safe motherhood at community level so as to reduce the delays in accessing emergency obstetric care (EMOC).The study described the process of the VSLA concept within safe mother hood; assessed the role and effectiveness of VSLAs in helping people to access health care, improve safe mother hood and social economic status of people; identified challenges and came up with strategies to improve VSLA performance in Kiboga district. The study used a descriptive, cross-sectional design with both qualitative and quantitative methods. Data was collected from 100 respondents using a semi structured questionnaire with closed, open ended questions and a likert scale. It was analyzed using SPSS and presented using ...
Clarke M, Savage G, Smith V, Daly D, Devane D, Gross MM, Grylka-Baeschlin S, Healy P, Morano S, Nicoletti J, Begley, C., Improving the organisation of maternal health service delivery and optimising childbirth by increasing vaginal birth after caesarean section through enhanced women-centred care (OptiBIRTH trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN10612254), Trials, 16, 542, 2016, 1 - 9 ...
EDITORIAL. Maternal health in Brazil: priorities and challenges. José Guilherme Cecatti; Mary Angela Parpinelli. Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brasil. [email protected] The UN member states convened at the Millennium Summit in 2000 agreed that the world has sufficient technology, resources, knowledge, and experience to deal with the majority of the problems that prevent "human development for all", particularly for people in poor and developing countries.. Brazil is a signatory to the Millennium Declaration, and the most recent Brazilian National Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals points to important strides, especially in the fight against extreme poverty and hunger, the reduction of infant mortality, and the struggle against diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and leprosy. However, forecasts are bleak for achieving the goal of improved maternal health. Despite progress, the inequalities are striking. Gender, ...
Background  The Millennium Cohort Study - assesses stress, PTSD, alcohol and tobacco use, and other military and/or combat-related exposures  The DoD Birth and Infant Health Registry - captures inpatient and outpatient healthcare information for the first year of life on infants born to military families
List of 200 causes of Developmental problems and Pain and Swelling symptoms, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
List of causes of Dark and light patches on the skin and Developmental problems, alternative diagnoses, rare causes, misdiagnoses, patient stories, and much more.
The International Cesarean Awareness Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC ...
The International Cesarean Awareness Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC ...
COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF A ONE-DAY LEGISLATIVE AND MEDIA DIALOGUE ON MATERNAL HEALTH ORGANIZED BY CIVIL SOCIETY LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY CENTRE (CISLAC) WITH SUPPORT FROM THE MACARTHUR FOUNDATION, HELD AT ROYAL HOTEL, DUTSE JIGAWA STATE ON 18TH MAY, 2017. PREAMBLE: Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) organized a One-day Legislative and Media Dialogue on…
Continued U.S. investment in maternal health is part of a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan, according to a white paper from the MacArthur-supported Council on Foreign Relations. Authors believe that improving delivery of health-care services could be a stabilizing factor in a country that will continue to face severe security challenges from anti-government forces, and that maternal health has the added benefit of empowering women. More.. ...
According to Coad and Dunstall (2011), the puerperium is sometimes considered to be the Cinderella of midwifery and the effects of pregnancy on maternal health post-delivery receive little emphasis. Therefore, the midwifes role is to observe and monitor changes and be able to differentiate between normal maternal physiology and abnormality. This is because, the puerperal mother could be very vulnerable to physiological stress which would potentially lead to a pathological condition (Coad and Dunstall, 2011). NMC Rules and Standards (2012) emphasised that, the midwife is expected to provide care to women and babies in the postnatal period for not less than 10 days or for such longer period as considered necessary. More so, relevant healthcare professionals such as the midwife, who care for mothers and babies should have demonstrated competency and sufficient ongoing clinical experience in undertaking maternal and newborn physical examinations and recognising abnormalities (NICE, 2015). ...
This case study thus describes an example of a private sector pay for performance voucher program targeting reproductive health and offers lessons for countries that are considering implementing similar schemes. [from author] Subject Financial Incentives
Children in the U.S. are not faring well. Despite major advances in public health, hygiene, and treatment for acute infections, child health outcomes in the U.S. are among the bottom for developed countries. As we enter the third decade of a child obesity epidemic, children born in the last ten years are now likely to have a shorter lifespan than their parents.
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Thorne-Lyman AL and Fawzi WW. Vitamin A and carotenoids during pregnancy and maternal, neonatal and infant health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Paediatr.Perinat.Epidemiol. 2012;26 Suppl 1:36-54 ...
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Downloadable! This paper evaluates the contribution of cash transfer programmes to the observed fall in inequality in Brazil between 1995 and 2004 as well as its impact on poverty. We use the 2004 Brazilian National Household Survey (PNAD) that for the first time collected data on the incidence of some of the cash transfer programmes. We develop a methodology to separate out the income of different cash transfer programs, cross-check the survey information with administrative records, evaluate the incidence of the programmes, calculate their concentration indexes and decompose the Gini index into the contribution of each income source. We find that both BPC ? the means tested old age pension and disability grant programme ? and Bolsa Família are quite well targeted: 74% of BPC reported income and 80% of Bolsa Família reported income goes to families living below the poverty line (half of minimum wage per capita), and that they were jointly responsible for 28% of the fall in the Gini inequality between
For more than 20 years, MacArthur has supported work to improve population and reproductive health (PRH) in India. Since then, India has made significant strides in maternal health, reducing its maternal mortality ratio from 556 to 174 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births from 1990 to 2015. Policies and initiatives to increase access to maternal health services largely account for this progress. However, maternal mortality and infant mortality rates remain high. These patterns indicate that further improvements in health care access are unlikely to generate significant improvements in maternal and newborn health outcomes. Instead, to accelerate reductions in morbidity and mortality rates, other factors-particularly maternal health quality of care-need to be addressed.. ...
OMPHI aims to bring together some of the best experts in the world to resolve priority maternal and perinatal health problems.. It engages medical researchers, social scientists and health management experts in some of the major issues affecting the health of mothers and newborn babies, particularly in resource-poor settings.. The Institute is currently running four large, global studies. Over 100 researchers are involved in a wide range of countries, plus a small co-ordinating team based in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford. The studies are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, EngenderHealth and the Maternal Health Task Force.. OMPHI/GFMER joint initiatives. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. OMPHI and GFMER started in 2010 a collaboration in the field of maternal and perinatal health eLearning, with the publication on the GFMER website of The evidence-based management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia - University of Oxford and the ...
This book provides cutting edge information on safe motherhood in a global context. The chapters focus on research, program development and implementation, and policy dealing with various aspects of pregnancy, labor and delivery. Safe motherhood is a…
The United States is facing a maternal and infant health crisis, and African American women are at the center. African American women are dying from preventable, pregnancy-related causes at three to four times the rate of white women. Infants born to African American mothers die at twice the rate of infants born to white women. The impacts of structural racism on maternal health outcomes for women of color are felt both within and outside of medical institutions. Eliminating maternal and infant mortality demands acknowledging that racism is the driving force behind health disparities and centering women of color in policy and community-driven solutions. Join us for a discussion with women of color experts in the maternal and infant health field that focuses on policy solutions.. Opening remarks: ...
Girl child discrimination as well as use of CCTs as a tool to promote equity by governments have received sufficient attention among academics and policy makers in the recent past. There has been a growing interest in CCTs as a result of their well documented impacts on poverty and inequality as well as on education and health indicators of beneficiaries. Evaluations of CCT in Latin America and South Asia generally show these programs to be effective in raising households investment in children [4, 6, 7]. Most CCT schemes use a well defined and short-term condition (immunization, schooling) for receiving benefits. The schemes evaluated in this paper are different from other CCT programs in both the type of conditionality (daughters birth, education and marriage delay) and the long 18-year period over which transfers are made. This also means that a full-impact analysis is not possible currently. Some evaluations have been carried out in the recent past in India of such CCT schemes on girl ...
Curbs on childrens daily screen time and delaying the age at which they start watching television and screen media are urgently needed to stave off the risk of serious health and developmental problems. Increased screen time increases the risk of obesity, disrupts food and hunger cues, and may reduce attention span.
OBJECTIVE: To obtain descriptive measures of maternal and perinatal health in the Ba Men Region of Inner Mongolia, China. METHODS: Data collected from the Examination Chart for Pregnant Women for approximately 22,000 pregnancies in a three-county area of Inner Mongolia, China from December 1, 1996 through December 31, 1999 were analyzed for maternal, perinatal, and neonatal outcomes. RESULTS: Compared to selected developing countries, a higher percentage of women (99%) in this region received at least one prenatal care visit.
In Tanzania, pregnant women who were exposed to a national safe motherhood campaign designed to get them to visit health facilities for prenatal care and delivery were more likely to create birth plans and to attend more prenatal appointments.
This study examines the associations between the use of maternal health care (including ANC and PNC services) and postpartum modern FP practice in Kenya and Zambia. The study results indicate a positive association between the intensity of ANC and PNC services and postpartum use of modern contraception in both countries. The more intensively women use ANC and PNC services, the more likely they go on to adopt a modern method of contraception after the index childbirth…In addition, we found that when maternal health care was disaggregated into ANC and PNC services, only the use of ANC services was found to be significantly related to postpartum modern contraceptive use. ...
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Preconception fitness programs help women get ready for pregnancy. Read on to learn more information on preconception fitness programs in Lumberton, NC and gain access to preconception exercises, stress release, emotional well-being, and healthy weight loss as well as advice and content on preconception health.
Nigeria has the second largest burden of maternal death globally. The major causes of maternal death in Nigeria include haemorrhage, (23%), infection (1..
EPA recently reviewed the links between mothers exposure to pesticides during pregnancy and childrens health outcomes, highlighting recent findings in its online newsletter Science Matters. The article, entitled Mothers Matter: Looking for a Healthy Start, presents the latest science linking prenatal exposure with reduced birth weight and disrupted brain and nervous system development, among other health harms. Its very good that EPA is explicitly communicating science, with the implicit intent to change policy. Whats still missing is pesticide use policies that are adequately protective of childrens health. Were hopeful this could be changing.
Preconception health refers to the health of women and men during their reproductive years, which are the years they can have a child. It focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby they might have sometime in the future.. However, all women and men can benefit from preconception health, whether or not they plan to have a baby one day. This is because part of preconception health is about people getting and staying healthy overall, throughout their lives. In addition, no one expects an unplanned pregnancy. But it happens often. In fact, about half of all pregnancies in the United States are not planned. ...
I have worked with pregnant women for 20 years as a dietitian and diabetes educator. I love that pregnancy is a time of heightened awareness around the importance of good nutrition, which is why it is so fun to work with this patient population. We now know that good nutrition is important - not only for the immediate health of the developing baby, but also for the babys future health as she grows into adulthood. … Read More. ...
joins the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health communities into an alliance of members, across eight constituencies. Working together, our goal is a world in which all women, newborns, children and adolescents not only are healthy, but thrive. ...
LONDON, United Kingdom, 20 September 2012 - A week after UNICEF and partners released data showing that rapid progress has been made in reducing the number of children dying before the age of 5, and with the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Develop
O Emprego Saúde é uma plataforma online para publicitação de oportunidades de emprego e apoio à gestão de processos de recrutamento dirigidos a profissionais de saúde. Proximidade, confiança e qualidade são valores em que acreditamos e, consequentemente, pretendemos ter uma postura ... ...
O Emprego Saúde é uma plataforma online para publicitação de oportunidades de emprego e apoio à gestão de processos de recrutamento dirigidos a profissionais de saúde. Proximidade, confiança e qualidade são valores em que acreditamos e, consequentemente, pretendemos ter uma postura ... ...
Abstract: The operant conditioning principles that are the foundation for conditional cash transfers (behavioral economics) and for contingency management (behavioral therapy) are identical. Yet, there are vast differences in the acceptability by policymakers, with positive support for conditional cash transfers and active disapproval for contingency management. I review the two concepts and the principles that are the mechanisms of action. This will lead to a general discussion about what kinds of data are necessary and sufficient to guide evidence-informed public health policy.. ...
An American Institutes for Research (AIR) study looking at Zambias cash transfer program has been selected by UNICEF as one of the best research studies of 2014. AIR principal researcher David Seidenfeld was the lead co-author of Zambias Child Grant Program: 24-Month Impact Report.
This study sought to examine the relationship between household factors and utilization of Maternal Health Services in Uganda. The study utilized the 2006 Uganda Demographic Health Survey data set, where household factors were identified and selected, and systematic analyses were carried out at univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels to determine the relationship between the household factors and utilization of MHS. The study reveals that household factors have a significant association with utilization of MHS. Women residing in households located in the rural areas were less likely to utilize MHS than those in the urban areas. Women in households without car/truck as means of transport were less likely to utilize MHS than those with car/truck, other means of transport were not significant factors. Women who resided in households where final say on own health care was made by both wife and husband or husband alone, were more likely to utilize MHS than wife alone. Women who lived in ...
Low-income mothers have increased risk of poor birth outcomes, and their children are vulnerable to numerous negative outcomes. Prenatal and early childhood developmental interventions may be particularly effective in combatting these disadvantages during this crucial period of life. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a non-profit organization that provides low-income,
More than two women die every day in the USA from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Approximately half of these deaths could be prevented if maternal health care were available, accessible and of good quality for all women in the USA.. Maternal mortality ratios have increased from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 13.3 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2006. […]. The USA spends more than any other country on health care, and more on maternal health than any other type of hospital care. Despite this, women in the USA have a higher risk of dying of pregnancy-related complications than those in 40 other countries, [including nearly all the industrialized countries]. For example, the likelihood of a woman dying in childbirth in the USA is five times greater than in Greece, four times greater than in Germany, and three times greater than in Spain. […]. A total of 1.7 million women a year, one-third of all pregnant women in the United States, suffer from pregnancy-related ...
Presents a series of articles on maternal depression in early childhood and home visiting, presenting innovating approaches to prevention and treatment. Synthesizes the current research on the impact of maternal depression on children, documenting how depression affects growth and development. Presents numerous approaches and interventions including universal screens for depression and the challenges associated with the screenings as well as components for effective screening outcomes.. Enhancing Home Visitation With Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation ...
Professor Kershaws research is in the area of HIV/STD prevention and reproductive and maternal-child health. Specifically, he is interested in 1) the role of interpersonal relationships (e.g., romantic, social network, family) on sexual health, reproductive health, mental health, and substance use of adolescents and emerging adults; 2) the development of behavioral interventions to improve sexual, reproductive, and mental health of adolescents and emerging adults; and 3) the use technology and social networking to assess and intervene on risk behavior of adolescents and emerging adults. Currently, he is involved in several research projects assessing the influence of behavioral interventions aimed to reduce the occurrence of HIV/STD and negative perinatal and postnatal outcomes for adolescents and emerging adults in the United States and abroad ...
The survey also identified a number of key barriers, which are closely interlinked:. 1. Poor community mobilisation by ASCs and MLs;. 2. Poor follow-up with mothers and health workers;. 3. Lack of clarity of the communication/education pamphlet;. 4. Mislabelling on packaging; and. 5. Unclear messaging with regard to the treatment target group.. The survey suggests that poor community mobilisation was closely linked to insufficient training of ASCs and MLs, who play a critical role in the dissemination of information and mirroring of best practices in their communities. They received only one day of training on the adequate use and importance of MNPs one week prior to Maternal-Child Health Week; this was insufficient to allow full understanding of the process and MNP utilisation (a new intervention to them). The short period between training and distribution did not allow the support agents to conduct visits to homes in their communities to sensitise mothers prior to distribution. In addition, ...
Background: Access to prenatal care has an extremely important role in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in the world. Objective: To evaluate the effect of integrated maternal health care program on reducing pregnancy and delivery complications in Qazvin province. Methods: This was a cohort study carried out on 450 pregnant women who were visited at maternal health centers in two cities of Qazvin and Alborz between 2009-2011. The sampling method used was based upon objective. A researcher-made questionnaire composed of three parts marked as pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum was used for collecting data. All information was obtained from clinical files, observations, interviews with relevant people in charge (general practitioners or midwives), and mothers who visited the health centers. Samples were followed up from the entry time to study until the time of postpartum visit. The two study groups (one provided with integrated health care and the other with routine ...
The neonatal period is only the first 28 days of life and yet accounts for 40% of all deaths in children under-five. Globally, neonatal conditions accounted for 3 072 000 deaths in 2010 alone. Although the number of neonatal deaths has decreased since 1990, all regions have seen slower reductions in neonatal mortality compared to under-five mortality resulting in an increased share of neonatal deaths among total under-five deaths. In order to achieve the Millennium Development Goal 4 in reducing the under-five mortality rate by two-thirds by 2015, neonatal conditions need to be addressed immediately.. Among many neonatal conditions; 1) premature birth, 2) neonatal infections, and 3) birth asphyxia, were identified as major contributors to the global burden of disease. Due to the complex etiology of these conditions, preventive methods, diagnostic tools, and treatments remain limited. Many of the current preventive approaches focus on maternal health prior to the newborns arrival such as ...
Expanding access to quality, affordable maternal health medicines is critical to making progress in reducing maternal mortality. However, significant challenges often impede such access. Chief among them is a lack of data on the needs, gaps, systems and financing for maternal health medicines.
This qualitative, postdoctoral research was undertaken in three, rural Copperbelt districts and also at national level, where I interviewed senior civil servants, parliamentarians and donors. It was greatly aided by the incredibly generous support of Ministry of Health staff - many of whom had already seen me discussing safe motherhood on ZNBC (state TV) in fluent Bemba.. During my fieldwork I found minimal evidence that bottom-up accountability has resulted in improved service-delivery. Rural communities, like urban-based civil society organisations, have been relatively quiet and peripheral.. Far more significant, for health workers and district managers, was the growing pressure from central government to improve maternal health indicators. Commitment also seems to be enhanced when workers feel that their efforts are valued and appreciated. But when supportive supervision and workers intrinsic commitment wavers, capacity-building efforts (donor clinical or managerial training workshops) are ...
Index children have now been followed through adolescence and into young adulthood, and the CHLNS is tracking their offspring as they begin to have children themselves. The objective is to have a high quality, longitudinal intergenerational study of health. For the mothers, the objective is to follow mothers to the end of their reproductive careers to understand the effects of reproductive cycles on maternal health and nutritional status and to track the development of chronic disease risk factors and aging-related disabilities.. The 1991-92 follow-up study included 2,399 women who had answered the baseline and birth information surveys of the original CLHNS. They provided reproductive histories, health histories, information on dietary intake and nutritional status, and related demographic and socioeconomic data. For each index child, information on diet, health history, nutritional status, schooling, and anthropometry was collected. In addition, anthropometric data for all younger siblings of ...
I spy with my little eye My sister cant eat chicken on a bone. I remember when I was younger that used to gross me out too. I always wanted boneless chicken, and especially wings. All those slimy little wings with the little bones and tendons. Yuck, made my stomach turn. Then, I was put…
Tuesday, April 5, 2011: Nine national professional, consumer, and human rights organizations have come together to form the Coalition for Quality Maternity Care (CQMC) to champion the urgent need for national strategies to improve the quality and value of maternal and newborn health care in America. The launch of the CQMC comes on the heels of the release of Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being, an inter-agency federal report of how women are faring in the United States today and how these trends have changed over time (www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/Women_in_America.pdf). Prepared by the US Department of Commerce and the Office of Management and Budget in support of the White House Council on Women and Girls, the publication specifically highlights current challenges in maternal health, including the highest US cesarean birth rate on record at 32 percent of all births in 2008, the resulting increase in complications for women and their newborns, and ...
The Elixhauser Comorbidity Index was developed using a California-based population dataset of adult, non-maternal inpatients from 438 acute care hospitals in 1992 [32]. The dataset included 1,779,167 patients and 41 comorbidities were listed. No consensus method was employed for making a list of potential candidates for the comorbidity index. Outcomes were defined as length of stay, charges and in-hospital mortality. Statistically unrelated comorbidities to the outcomes were excluded after a series of univariable and multivariable analyses, leading to a final set of 30 comorbidities (Additional file 1: Appendix D) [32]. The authors did not employ item weighting in the phases of development. The Elixhauser Comorbidity Index was developed mainly for use with administrative data. The index has good face validity as well as content validity as the items are mutually exclusive. Feasibility of using the index was not examined in maternal or related research. In the context of maternal health research, ...
Downloadable (with restrictions)! Summary This paper evaluates the behavioral impact of conditionality and gender targeting on spending behavior in the Progresa conditional cash transfer (CCT) program from rural Mexico. Results indicate that transfer income is not spent differently from general income, suggesting that transfers exert only an income effect. In addition, women who have increased control over their extra cash are not significantly more likely to spend it in a family-friendly way than they do household earned income. Both features entail significant costs to beneficiaries and program budgets; our results indicate that further evidence is needed to confidently advocate for their inclusion in cash transfer (CT) programs.
This research study provides an analysis of the problem of maternal health in Uganda by providing statistical data that shows the magnitude of the problem. It also provides an analysis of the existing maternal policies and offers policy alternatives. Problem Analysis Ugandas population growth rate is at 3.2%[1] making it the highest in the…
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Hon. Faruk Malami Yabo MFR Yariman Yabo is a recipient of the Presidential National Honor , Member of the Order of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria for his outstanding public service as Honorable Commissioner for Finance and subsequently, Honorable Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development in Sokoto State, Nigeria between 2007 and May 2015 . He also served as Chairman, Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCT) Sokoto State, Nigeria, this earned him recognition by the National Office of the MDG. He was also a Member of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), as well as a Member of the National Joint Tax Board (JTB) and New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD) Peer Review Committee. He was also the Chairman state Tenders Board. His delivery on infrastructure, primary health care, peace and security and functional entrepreneurship model earned him recognition from national and international institutions. These include USAID, the ...
WHO meeting in Durres, Albania, 28-30 September 2010. Government officials, UN agencies and other partners from more than 25 countries are convening in Durres, Albania these days to review the progress in achieving MDGs 3, 4 and 5 in the WHO European Region.. Among the goals of the meeting are to identify immediate and long-term actions for the reduction of child mortality and improvement of maternal health in the region with an emphasis on how gender inequalities impact on the achievement of MDG 4 and 5.. The meeting, organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, will disseminate best practices and discuss challenges and progress at country level in achieving high, sustained and equitable coverage of effective interventions aimed at reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality. The meeting will highlight how to address and act upon gender and socioeconomic inequities within child and maternal health programmes.. ...
HONOLULU - The Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MCH LEND) program at the Center for Disability Studies at UH Mānoa recently announced its 2003-2004 graduates. Thirteen trainees with backgrounds in the health professions graduated from the program this year:. · Marcel Abad - Nursing. · Christina Bergholz - Psychology. · Conrad Bernisto - Psychology. · Leticia Borja - Pediatrics. · Nancy Faraj - Nutrition. · Yolanda Hayes - Social Work. · Liane Kajioka - Occupational Therapy. · Jill Matro - Social Work. · Aaron Matsumoto - Dental Hygiene. · Dawn Nakanishi - Dental Hygiene. · Dianne Shumay - Psychology. · Megan Tanabe - Social Work. · Rebekah Wheeler - Occupational Therapy. Upon completion of the maternal and child health leadership training program, graduates of the MCH LEND program are expected to take on leadership positions that support and provide services for children with special health care needs, their families, ...
OBJECTIVE: To describe on a national basis ethnic differences in severe maternal morbidity in the United Kingdom. DESIGN: National cohort study using the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). SETTING: All hospitals with consultant led maternity units in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: 686 women with severe maternal morbidity between February 2005 and February 2006. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rates, risk ratios, and odds ratios of severe maternal morbidity in different ethnic groups. RESULTS: 686 cases of severe maternal morbidity were reported in an estimated 775 186 maternities, representing an estimated incidence of 89 (95% confidence interval 82 to 95) cases per 100 000 maternities. 74% of women were white, and 26% were non-white. The estimated risk of severe maternal morbidity in white women was 80 cases per 100 000 maternities, and that in non-white women was 126 cases per 100,000 (risk difference 46 (27 to 66) cases per 100 000; risk ratio 1.58, 95% confidence interval 1.33 to 1.87). Black African women