URC Staff to Present at American Public Health Association Meeting

URC staff and partners will present at the 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition from November 2–6 in Boston, MA. The meeting addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. This year's theme is "Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices around the World."

The meeting provides an opportunity to share our work with more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. Presentation topics include HIV/AIDS treatment and care; maternal and newborn health; community health; and quality improvement (QI) approaches. Below is a list of our presentations.

See the full program, download the mobile app, and join the conversation on Twitter @urcchs using #APHA13.

Poster Presentation

Identifying and addressing human resources requirements for sustainable and high quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment in Uganda
Monday, November 4
Presenter: Irene Biraro-Seguya, Initiatives Inc. (URC partner presenting on behalf of our USAID-supported Strengthening Uganda's Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally Project)


Oral Presentations

Improving maternal and newborn care using community level collaborative quality improvement
Monday, November 4, 9:30am
Presenter:Kim Ethier Stover, Senior QI Advisor, URC

  • Solomon Tesfaye, QI Advisor, URC
  • Aynalem Hailemichael, Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP)
  • Hajira Mohammed, MaNHEP
  • Danika Barry, Emory University, MaNHEP
  • Lamesgin Alamineh, Ethiopia
  • Abebe Teshome, MaNHEP
  • Lynn Sibley, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, Emory University

Improving community health indicators through application of an innovative quality improvement approach in Benin
Monday, November 4, 1:15pm
Presenter: Sara Riese, Research Advisor, URC


Transitioning to the WHO 2010 PMTCT and infant feeding guidelines at the local level: Identifying and addressing operational challenges in Tanzania
Tuesday, November 5, 8:30am
Presenter: Rhea Bright, QI Specialist, URC

  • Elizabeth Hizza, Senior QI Advisor, URC
  • Monica Ngonyani, Senior QI Advisor, URC
  • Delphina Ntangeki, QI Advisor, Knowledge Management & Communications, URC
  • Alipa Lupembe, QI Associate for ART/PMTCT, URC
  • Pamela Marks, Senior Advisor for HIV/AIDS, TB, and Infectious Diseases, URC
October 30, 2013
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