HFG at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

On November 4th – 8th, the HFG project will join thousands of public health professionals in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting. During nine oral and poster presentations, HFG staff will discuss topics ranging from using a multi-sectoral approach for health financing reforms to quality of care training disparities among reproductive maternal, neonatal, and child health workers.

Planning to attend APHA? See our schedule below and join us for any of our sessions. Unable to attend? Check back for posters and presentations to be uploaded after they are given.

Sunday, November 5th
2068.0 Perinatal & Women’s Health Poster Session
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Maternal newborn and child health continuum of care: Quality of care training disparities of RMNCH frontline health workers in Three States of Nigeria
Ekpenyong Ekanem, Gafar Alawode

Monday, November 6th
3096.0 International Health Poster Session – Health Systems Strengthening
10:30 -11:30 AM
Using a Multi-sectoral approach for health financing reforms in Nigeria
Gafa Alawode, Sylvester Akande

Do health benefit plans in low-income countries cover essential services?
Jenna Wright, Adam Koon, Jeena Mathew, Lauren Windmeyer, Jeanna Holtz

3099.0 International Health Poster Session -Maternal and Child Health
10:30-11:30 AM
Round the Clock the Babies Come! Determinants of 24-hour Availability of Quality Obstetric and Neonatal Services in Primary Health Care Centers in Cross River State, Nigeria
Ekpenyong Ekanem, Gafar Alawode

3389.0 Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Settings
2:30-4:00 PM
Dynamics of successful health system strengthening projects: Findings from five countries using a combined implementation framework
Adam Koon, Abigail Conrad, Daniela Rodriguez

Tuesday, November 7th
140.0 Ensuring the health of Women Pre-Conception through Postnatal Care

Cutting the cord! How crucial are midwives in in the delivery of quality MNCH services in primary health care? The case of Cross River State Nigeria
Ekpenyong Ekanem, Gafa Alawode

4261.0:CHPPD Poster Session 6
Supporting the Case for Health Financing Reforms: Evidence from the Rivers State Household Survey
Sylvester Akande, Gafar Alawode, Elaine Baruwa

4267.0 HIV/AIDS Poster Session 8- International Populations

Factors influencing Loss to Follow-up (LTFU) of ART clients at Kapata clinic in Chipata, Zambia
Davie Simwaba, Patrick Chibanda, Nataizya Musatwe, Wilmot Phiri

Wednesday, November 8th
5088.0 HIV Policy Development and Analysis
Improving HIV Testing by Enhancing Provider Initiated Counseling and Testing Policy at a Health Facility in Zambia
Rachael Lungwebungu, A Maimbo, K Kazadi, Meleki Siamumba, E Chaaba


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