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Maternal and Child Health

gh topics insetEGHI supports Emory faculty and students addressing maternal and child health issues around the world. Specific projects focus on a wide range of topics including birth attendants, labor and delivery, infant vaccines, micronutrient supplements, and prenatal and neonatal health.


The Role of the Traditional Birth Attendant in Maternal Health Policy and Programs in Matlab, Bangladesh, 2009 Student Field Scholar Project.
Lynn Sibley, Associate Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, received a 2007 EGHI Partnership Program Grant for Improving Recognition of, and Initial Response to, Prolonged /Obstructed Labor and Birth Asphyxia in Settings Characterized by Homebirth with Unskilled Attendants.
Social Networks and Use of Skilled Birth Attendants: A Preliminary Study in Matlab, Bangladesh, 2007 Student Field Scholar Project.


Evaluation of Undernutrition, Diarrheal Diseases, Rotavirus-Immune Competence and Cost Effectiveness in Vaccine-Eligible Infants in La Paz, Bolivia, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.


Prevalence of Gestational Anemia and its Association with Prenatal Care Utilization in Vespasiano, Brazil, 2013 Student Field Scholar Project.
Evaluation of the Family Health Program on Perinatal Care Utilization, Vaccinations, and Child Nutrition in Vespasiano, Brazil, 2011 Student Field Scholar Project.
Conrad Cole, Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2008 EGHI Seed Grant to develop a consortium to examine the Impact of Micronutrient Supplementation and Probiotics for the Prevention and Management of Acute Childhood Diarrhea in Brazil.


Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Polymorphisms of Genes Encoding their Metabolic Enzymes, and Risk of Neural Tube Defects, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.
Reynaldo Martorell, Emory Global Health Institute Senior Fellow and Professor of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, received a 2008 EGHI Partnership Program Grant to develop a Global Research Network Focusing on Early Life and Long-Term Human Function in China.
Joseph Cubells, Associate Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2008 EGHI Partnership Program Grant to conduct the first phase of the project entitled Genetic Epidemiology of Autism in China: Phase I.

Dominican Republic

Birth Outcome Data and Women's, Physicians', and Nurses' Perceptions of the Quality of Maternity Services in Hospital San Vincente de Paul, San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, 2013 Field Scholar Project.


Henry Blumberg, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine, received a 2012 EGHI Seed Grant to conduct the Magnesium Sulfate Project: Addis Ababa University. The primary purpose of this project was to demonstrate the effectiveness of using magnesium sulfate to treat pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in public hospitals in Ethiopia.
Assessing the Effectiveness of Community-based Continuous Quality Improvement for Maternal and Neonatal Health in Ethiopia, 2011 Field Scholar Project.


Adolescent Health in a Globalizing World: Understanding the Impact of Behaviors and Attitudes on a Healthy Weight among Adolescents in Bijapur, India, 2013 Field Scholar Project.


PRONTO: Program for Maternal and Neonatal Rescue Optimal Treatment, Chiapas, Guerrero, Mexico, 2010 Student Field Scholar Project.


Maternal Social Capital and Factors that Predict Community Participation in Rural Nicaragua, 2009 Student Field Scholar Project.


Resilience and Adolescent Health: An Assessment of Risks and Assets in Bañado Sur Neighborhood of Asunción, Paraguay, 2012 Student Field Scholar Project.

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