The Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability funds graduate student summer internships and dissertation research in the areas of family planning and population for graduate students at UC Berkeley. The principal focus of the program is on family planning issues in developing countries where population growth rates remain high and reproductive health services are poor or inaccessible. (Internships that focus only on HIV/AIDS do not meet the criteria.)
Provider perspectives on the impact of competitive vouchers for reproductive health in southwestern Uganda
Carrine worked with Marie Stopes International to assess providers' opinions of a reproductive health voucher program in Uganda. These voucher programs are designed to give patients the economic power to demand high-quality healthcare, to target high-risk or low-income patients for critical services, to augment general population utilization rates, and to contain per-unit costs.
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.
Hiking down into and up out of a canyon wider and deeper than the grand canyon, buying scorpion spray just in case, and acting as birth coach to a young woman I had just met, were all part of my journey to assess the need for a One HEART
The primary aim of my project was to develop a workshop on applied quantitative methodology for the physician-scientists and doctoral students at ABU.
Kelvin trained the ABUTH fellows in ethnographic research techniques and helped them develop their own research by helping them refine their field notes so that they are in the position to write academic papers based on their field work.
Heidi worked with a women's reproductive health NGO in the Philippines called Likhaan Center for Women's Health. Likhaan focuses on the provision of reproductive health direct services, as well as advocacy, policy, research, and community organizing with poor and marginalized women in the Philippines
As a Bixby Summer Intern, Karen worked in collaboration with Venture Strategies for Health and Development (VSHD) and the Ministry of Health Zambia to monitor the implementation of the Zambia Misoprostol Pilot Project.
As a Bixby intern in Armenia, Karen's objective was to gain a better understanding of the context of reproductive health in the country in terms of policies and laws, relevant programs, projects and organizations, and the perceptions and practices of married men and women, mother in laws and ob/gyns.
Emily worked in Ecuador at Asociación Pro Bienestar de la Familia Ecuatoriana (APROFE)'s main center in Guayaquil, a western city of 2,000,000 people.
Comparing the ability of two different levels of community health providers to provide injectable contraceptives
“Comparing the ability of two different levels of community health providers to provide injectable contraceptives”