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GHF2014 – PS07 – Improving Maternal and Child Health Services

Improving Maternal and Child Health Services
Dr. Anayda Portela, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), World Health Organization, Switzerland
Maternal Health Workforce Management in Vietnamese Health Communes
Mrs. Thi Hoai Thu Nguyen, PhD student, Faculty of Health Management, Hanoi School of Public Health, Vietnam
Integrating Community Participation in Maternal and Newborn Health Services: Burkina Faso
Integrating Health Promotion to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health in El Salvador
Ms. Janet Perkins, Health Programme Officer, Health Department, Enfants du Monde, Switzerland
Linking Health And Educations Measures To Improve Early Childhood Development Programmes: Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Anara Doolotova, Health Programme Officer, Health Department, Aga Khan Foundation, Kyrgyzstan
New Model of Formative Supervision to Improve Health Outcomes in Ukraine
Mr. Martin Raab, Senior Public Health Specialist and Project Manager, Head of the Unit, Health Technology & Telemedicine Unit, Swiss Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Nguyen Profile PhotoMrs. Thi Hoai Thu Nguyen

Nguyen, Thi Hoai Thu (MSc) is a lecturer in the Hanoi School of Public Health and is a PhD student of the Queensland University of Technology. Her research encompasses issues related to health system governance. Her recent research includes multi-partner research in the three Asian countries including Vietnam, HESVIC (Health systems stewardship and regulation in Vietnam, India and China) funded by the European Commission.

PS07_PerkinsMs. Janet Perkins

Janet Perkins is a Programme Officer in the Health Department of Enfants du Monde, a nongovernmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, where she provides technical support to maternal and newborn health projects in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, El Salvador and Haiti. She also works as a consultant to the World Health Organization. She obtained her MPH at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center in 2008.  She has previously worked with governmental and non-governmental organizations on health promotion in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Doolotova PhotoDr. Anara Doolotova

Dr. Doolotova has been working in the public health sector in Central Asia for almost 30 years after graduating from the Kyrgyz Medical State University in Kyrgyzstan.  In 1995, she graduated from the Kyrgyz Research Obstetrics and Pediatrics Institute and obtained my PhD in Medical Science (PhD). Additionally, she successfully completed her non-degree Hubert Humphrey fellowship in public health policy and management for mid-level professionals at the Johns Hopkins University (2007 to 2008) in Baltimore, USA.

She has six years of project management experience, four of which she spent in Kyrgyzstan implementing the Project HOPE, a USAID program on child survival. She spent two years in Tajikistan implementing the Water Sanitation of Mission East project, which was funded by Denmark, EU. Also, she worked for almost two years as the Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan with Creative Associates, implementing the Quality Learning Project. Currently, Dr. Doolotova is working as the Health Program Officer of Aga Khan Foundation coordinating the health programs, strategy development and fundraising. From 2011 she has been working as a focal point of Central Asia Health Systems strengthening project (CAHSS) in two regions of Kyrgyzstan. CAHSS aims to strengthen health systems to improve the health of men and women, particularly women of reproductive age, newborns and children under five in target areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic. The project is funded by DFAID.

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