Dr. Cassandra Blazer, DrPH, MPH was a doctoral student in global health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and a Bixby Doctoral Fellow. She has nine years of experience in health promotion, specializing in operations research, health program design, and project management.
In collaboration with Bixby Director Dr. Ndola Prata, Dr. Blazer’s paper titled, Postpartum family planning: current evidence on successful interventions was successfully published in April 2016. A description of the paper is as follows:
We reviewed existing evidence of the efficacy of postpartum family planning interventions targeting women in the 12 months postpartum period in low- and middle-income countries. Overall quality of the evidence was moderate, though some strategies showed promise, including male partner involvement and integration with other service delivery platforms, such as prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and immunization. Community-based and workplace strategies need a much stronger base of evidence to prompt recommendations.
To view the pdf, please follow this link under Bixby publications page: http://bixby.berkeley.edu/publication/postpartum-family-planning-current-evidence-on-successful-interventions/
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