1. 16 January 2013 | Global Maternal Health Conference 2013, Arusha, Tanzania

    This session focused on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia and the barriers surrounding this issue. Payne began the session by describing the a study using miniPIERS risk prediction model to identify women in low and middle income countries who are more likely to have high risk pregnancies. This study will be used in the future to help communities better address warning signs, as well as it will be integrated into mHealth programs. Oladapo described how OBs have viewed the new WHO recommendations on the treatment and prevention of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. He found through targeted questionnaires that barriers were felt by the OBs in terms of the cost of intervention, the ability of patients, and resource strains on the system. He suggested by targeting the barriers, the OBs would better be able to follow and assuage their worries of the WHO recommendations. Aryal gave a presentation on the work that Nepal is doing in regards to pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in regards to prevention, detection/screening, and management. The work they have done since 2006 has shown marked improvements given their assessments in 2011. She noted that work continues in Nepal, including a calcium distribution program with Jhpiego.

    Moderator: France Donnay, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    A risk prediction model for the assessment of women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in low-resource settings: The miniPIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of Risk) Study
    Beth Payne, University of British Columbia
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Payne%20613.pdf

    WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia: Perspectives of obstetricians practicing in Nigeria
    Olufemi Oladapo, Maternal and Fetal Health Research Unit, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University

    MOHP addresses eclampsia, now the leading cause of maternal deaths in Nepal
    Silu Aryal, DoHS, Family Health Division
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Aryal%201046.pdf

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  2. 17 January 2013 | Global Maternal Health Conference 2013, Arusha, Tanzania

    Adolescents are often a missed population and this session aimed to address opportunities in this field. From Uganda, Ali described the Young Leaders Thinktank which aimed to interact with policy makers and programs to include the interest of Uganda's younger generation. In Ethiopia, Worku described the Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment Project, providing scholarships for education to reduce early marriage and pregnancy. Bhattacharya described work in India investigating the reasons behind adolescent pregnancy. Silverman shared results of a meta analysis on socioeconomic consequences of teenage pregnancy, finding that causality, differing impacts and the impact on non-socioeconomic consequences must be further investigated.

    Moderator: Naomi Lince, Ibis Reproductive Health

    Maternal health policies for Uganda: Young leader’s perspectives
    Kaviri Ali, Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

    Engaging communities on HIV and teenage pregnancy: Using participatory research methods to elicit community-initiated approaches for addressing service delivery and outcomes for young women in South Africa
    Naomi Lince, Ibis Reproductive Health
    (Withdrawn)

    Empowering girls: A powerful entry point for lifelong sexual, reproductive, and maternal health
    Konjit Worku, Pathfinder International Ethiopia
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Worku%20597.pdf

    Discussing social-cultural dimensions of teenage pregnancy in Meghalaya, India
    Aruna Bhattacharya, Public Health Foundation of India
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Bhattacharya%20971.pdf

    How does adolescent childbearing impact school continuation rates, human capital accumulation, and productivity? A review of the evidence
    Rachel Silverman, Center for Global Development
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Silverman%201243.pdf

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  3. 17 January 2013 | Global Maternal Health Conference 2013, Arusha, Tanzania

    Adolescents are often a missed population and this session aimed to address opportunities in this field. From Uganda, Ali described the Young Leaders Thinktank which aimed to interact with policy makers and programs to include the interest of Uganda's younger generation. In Ethiopia, Worku described the Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment Project, providing scholarships for education to reduce early marriage and pregnancy. Bhattacharya described work in India investigating the reasons behind adolescent pregnancy. Silverman shared results of a meta analysis on socioeconomic consequences of teenage pregnancy, finding that causality, differing impacts and the impact on non-socioeconomic consequences must be further investigated.

    Moderator: Naomi Lince, Ibis Reproductive Health

    Maternal health policies for Uganda: Young leader’s perspectives
    Kaviri Ali, Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives

    Engaging communities on HIV and teenage pregnancy: Using participatory research methods to elicit community-initiated approaches for addressing service delivery and outcomes for young women in South Africa
    Naomi Lince, Ibis Reproductive Health
    (Withdrawn)

    Empowering girls: A powerful entry point for lifelong sexual, reproductive, and maternal health
    Konjit Worku, Pathfinder International Ethiopia
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Worku%20597.pdf

    Discussing social-cultural dimensions of teenage pregnancy in Meghalaya, India
    Aruna Bhattacharya, Public Health Foundation of India
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Bhattacharya%20971.pdf

    How does adolescent childbearing impact school continuation rates, human capital accumulation, and productivity? A review of the evidence
    Rachel Silverman, Center for Global Development
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Silverman%201243.pdf

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  4. 16 January 2013 | Global Maternal Health Conference 2013, Arusha, Tanzania

    Empowering religious, faith-based and traditional customs, practices, and leaders provides a non-clinical approach to disseminating maternal health messages. Mkusa's behavior change program in Tanzania encouraged religious leaders to create a demand and increase use of maternal health services by providing a toolkit to increase these behaviors. Also in Tanzania, Brewster described a couple-centered, faith-based model program, used to increase communication on healthcare, household finances and decision making. In Bangladesh, Talukder's qualitative methods to provided perceptions around fistulas. Results found many respondents had misconceptions and incorrect beliefs about fistula. Sada studied how religion influences adolescents in Northern Nigeria. It was found that adolescent females are a missed opportunity for messages from faith based leaders.

    Moderator: Judith Helzner, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

    Inter-faith religious leaders partner with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to reduce maternal and child deaths in Tanzania
    Veronica Mkusa, IMA World Health
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Mkusa%20361.pdf
    Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/c_Global%20MCH%20Conference%20-%20SG%20Presentation%20-%20Jan%2010th%202013_Vero_IMA.pdf

    Exploring improved access to maternal health services through enhanced couple communication and faith values
    Dorothy Brewster, Catholic Relief Services
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Brewster%20470.pdf
    Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/d_Improving%20Access%20to%20MCH%20Services-rev%20Jan%2016.pdf

    Traditions, norms, cultures, and religions as they relate to access to and demand for quality obstetric fistula treatment and care in Bangladesh
    Dr. Shamim Hayder Talukder, Eminence
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Talukder%20949.pdf
    Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/a_FinalDr.ShamimTalukderGMHC16.01.2013.pdf

    Faith and traditional leaders: Influence and impact on adolescent girls’ lives
    Fatima Sada, Girl Hub
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Sada%201182.pdf
    Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/b_Girlhub%20Nigeria.pdf

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  5. 16 January 2013 | Global Maternal Health Conference 2013, Arusha, Tanzania

    Empowering religious, faith-based and traditional customs, practices, and leaders provides a non-clinical approach to disseminating maternal health messages. Mkusa's behavior change program in Tanzania encouraged religious leaders to create a demand and increase use of maternal health services by providing a toolkit to increase these behaviors. Also in Tanzania, Brewster described a couple-centered, faith-based model program, used to increase communication on healthcare, household finances and decision making. In Bangladesh, Talukder's qualitative methods to provided perceptions around fistulas. Results found many respondents had misconceptions and incorrect beliefs about fistula. Sada studied how religion influences adolescents in Northern Nigeria. It was found that adolescent females are a missed opportunity for messages from faith based leaders.

    Moderator: Judith Helzner, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

    Inter-faith religious leaders partner with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to reduce maternal and child deaths in Tanzania
    Veronica Mkusa, IMA World Health
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Mkusa%20361.pdf
    Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/c_Global%20MCH%20Conference%20-%20SG%20Presentation%20-%20Jan%2010th%202013_Vero_IMA.pdf

    Exploring improved access to maternal health services through enhanced couple communication and faith values
    Dorothy Brewster, Catholic Relief Services
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Brewster%20470.pdf
    Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/d_Improving%20Access%20to%20MCH%20Services-rev%20Jan%2016.pdf

    Traditions, norms, cultures, and religions as they relate to access to and demand for quality obstetric fistula treatment and care in Bangladesh
    Dr. Shamim Hayder Talukder, Eminence
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Talukder%20949.pdf
    Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/a_FinalDr.ShamimTalukderGMHC16.01.2013.pdf

    Faith and traditional leaders: Influence and impact on adolescent girls’ lives
    Fatima Sada, Girl Hub
    Abstract: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Sada%201182.pdf
    Presentation: meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/b_Girlhub%20Nigeria.pdf

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