Liz Crane, MPH Candidate in Maternal and Child Health, UC Berkeley
Liz Crane worked in Kigali and Musanze, Rwanda during summer 2017 to support the Bixby Center’s Family Planning Integration project, which aims to increase utilization of modern contraceptive methods and improve efficiency for family planning services provision through a service integration [...]
Natalie Morris, School of Public Health
As part of the Bixby Center’s USAID West Africa Evidence for Development project, Natalie Morris traveled to Lomé, Togo for 10 weeks to assist with the implementation and monitoring of data collection for two operations research (OR) projects. These ORs examined the impact of the USAID [...]
Dario Maciel, MPH Candidate 2014
Dario collaborated with the Guatemalan NGO WINGS on a project to evaluate the impact that WINGS' pilot advocacy and empowerment program has had on municipal women leaders. The program trains women's groups on reproductive health and community advocacy, and culminates in a campaign led by the women's groups to [...]
Carinne and Julie spent six weeks examining the factors that facilitate and impede the use of reproductive health vouchers by women who were eligible for the voucher program in three operational districts in Cambodia.
Joanna worked with Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI) and Ghana Health Service (GSH) to conduct monitoring and evaluation of a Misoprostol pilot project in Ghana. The project aimed to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity due to postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) by providing women with Misoprostol—a life-saving drug that has been shown to effectively prevent PPH.
Developing a community-based strategy for measuring maternal mortality and distribution of cause of death in Zanzibar
As a Bixby Summer Intern, Rose worked with the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar to assess the feasibility of measuring maternal mortality and assigning cause of death using a community-based strategy. This strategy is currently in use in Ethiopia, and the hope is to adapt the methodology to the Zanzibar context.
Amanda carried out key informant interviews in Ethiopia and Uganda to identify current family planning priorities, reproductive health policies, and feasibility of community-based distribution of contraceptives.
Daniela spent the summer in Mozambique, working with the Bixby Center and Venture Strategies Innovations on a project is to save mother's lives by preventing postpartum hemorrhage at home births with misoprostol tablets for women unable to reach a facility to deliver.
Naomi worked with doctors and midwives to develop a community-based maternal health program including a community surveillance system and participatory mother's groups. The goal of the program is to engage the community, in particular pregnant women, in learning about and creating strategies to improve maternal health.
Traditional birth attendants’ perceptions and understandings of misoprostal training to prevent post partum hemorrhage in Bangladesh
Daniel spent the summer in Bangladesh evaluating training and experience of traditional birth attendants participating in a field trial that investigates whether traditional birth attendants can conduct safer deliveries.