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.)
Sirina's conducted qualitative interviews with 110 women in the north of Ghana, Northern Region (TFR 7.0), and the south of Ghana, Greater Accra Region (TFR 2.9).
Matt went Uganda in Summer 2008 to produce a cost effectiveness evaluation of the Output-Based Aid (OBA) HealthyLife pilot program for non-HIV STIs, and to assist in the planning an randomized evaluation of the forthcoming OBA HealthyBaby safe maternal delivery program.
Maura's internship involved investigating barriers to sustainable manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) supply in Ghana.
Developing local capacity for scientific research and implementing interventions around maternal mortality and morbidity in Northern Nigeria
Terrence was part of a research project that was a joint collaboration between Ahmadu-Bello University (ABU) and UC Berkeley's School of Public Health (Bixby program).
Rita, a student in the UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and a graduate of the Interdisciplinary MPH Program, spent several weeks in Peru working on the evaluation of a microcredit organization that provides lending and health education services to that country's urban and rural poor.
Emily spent the summer in Senegal working with EngenderHealth, an international NGO based in New York that focuses on promoting long-acting methods of family planning.
Martine helped evaluate the community's use, safety, and acceptability of misoprostol and the feasibility and effectiveness of using TBAs to administer misoprostol to treat PPH in Kigoma, Tanzania.
Evaluating the Impact on Clinics of an Output-Based Aid (OBA) Approach to the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Southwestern Uganda
Richard Lowe worked on a project evaluating the Impact on Clinics of an Output-Based Aid (OBA) Approach to the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Southwestern Uganda.
Improving Family Planning Services in Rural Ethiopia: Community Based Reproductive Health and Agents & Depo-Provera
Lori Babcok, MPH/MPP Candidate
Private Sector and Reproductive Health Services for Women in Myanmar