Friday, April 12 / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ยท Meeting Room 211/212

Session 172
Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Financing and Quality of Care

Chair: Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Didier Mbayi Kangudie, USAID, West Africa

1. Can an Integrated Obstetric Emergency Simulation Training Improve Person-Centered Maternity Care? Results from a Pilot Study in GhanaPatience Afulani , University of California, San Francisco; Raymond Aborigo, Navrongo Health Research Centre; Dilys Walker, University of California, San Francisco; Cheryl Moyer, University of Michigan; Susanna Cohen, University of Utah; John Williams, Navrongo Health Research Centre.

2. The Financial Cost of Maternal Near Miss in KenyaKenneth Juma , African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC); Michael M. Mutua, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC); Joshua Amo-Adjei, University of Cape Coast; Taylor Riley, Guttmacher Institute; Onikepe Owolabi, Guttmacher Institute; Martin Bangha, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC).

3. Inequality in Quality of Health Services: Wealth, Content of Care, and Price of Antenatal Consultations in DR CongoGil Shapira , The World Bank Group; Eeshani Kandpal, World Bank Group; Guenther Fink, Harvard University.

4. How Does Person-Centered Care Impact Maternal and Newborn Outcomes? A Longitudinal Study in Kenya of Childbirth Experiences, Post-Natal Care, and the Post-Partum PeriodMay Sudhinaraset , University of California, San Francisco; Patience Afulani, University of California, San Francisco; Leiwen Gao, University of California, Los Angeles; Ginger Golub, IPA; Nadia Diamond-Smith, University of California, San Francisco.

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