Wednesday, June 16 • 2:00pm - 3:45pm
D2: Leveraging Capacity: Making Use of Existing Information Systems

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Presenters Discuss:
how information has been used in Sierra Leone by health districts and civil society to address poor health indicators (Sierra Leone); new alternative approaches to measuring mortality and causes of death in the communities and how the information can complement and strengthen existing national health systems in developing countries (sub Saharan Africa); and how the establishment of health information systems improves monitoring and evaluation of health interventions, solidifies partnerships, and builds capacity (China/Myanmar border).Presenters Discuss: the strong impact healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies (HTSP) has on averting unnecessary childhood deaths (West Africa); two key HTSP messages, how HTSP promotes healthy fertility, how Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) and Standard Days Method (SDM) serve as gateways to other family planning methods (India, Guatemala, Mali, Kenya); describe integrated PNC/FP package; 2) discuss attitudes toward family planning and healthy pregnancy spacing among postpartum women (Kenya); and key findings from six USAID sponsored studies on spacing and adverse outcomes, what's new about healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), key HTSP messages, and Extending Service Delivery's (ESD) successful knowledge to action approach using advocacy networks to mainstream HTSP from the global to local level (global).

Wednesday June 16, 2010 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Executive Room

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