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Maternal and perinatal health - Course files

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The role of primary care in enhancing sexual and reproductive health - Laura Guarenti (presentation with audio)

The role of primary care in enhancing sexual and reproductive health - Laura Guarenti (PDF)
Sexual and reproductive health core competencies in primary care: Attitudes, knowledge, ethics, human rights, leadership, management, teamwork, community work, education, counselling, clinical settings, service, provision. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2011.
Obstetric fistula - Charles-Henry Rochat (presentation with audio)

Obstetric fistula - Charles-Henry Rochat (PDF)
Global competency-based fistula surgery training manual. FIGO and Partners 2011.

Obstetric fistula. Guiding principles for clinical management and programme development. World Health Organization 2006.
Access to reproductive health care - global significance and conceptual challenges - Lale Say Measuring access to reproductive health services : Report of a WHO/UNFPA technical consultation. World Health Organization 2005.

National-level monitoring of the achievement of universal access to reproductive health : conceptual and practical considerations and related indicators, report of a WHO/UNFPA technical consultation. World Health Organization 2008.
Maternal near miss - João Paulo Souza

Souza JP, Cecatti JG, Faundes A, Morais SS, Villar J, Carroli G, Gulmezoglu M, Wojdyla D, Zavaleta N, Donner A, Velazco A, Bataglia V, Valladares E, Kublickas M, Acosta A. Maternal near miss and maternal death in the World Health Organization's 2005 global survey on maternal and perinatal health. Bull. World Health Organ [Internet]. 2010 Feb [cited 2010 Jun 14];88(2):113-9.

Pileggi C, Souza JP, Cecatti JG, Faúndes A. Neonatal near miss approach in the 2005 WHO Global Survey Brazil. J Pediatr (Rio J) [Internet]. 2010 Feb [cited 2010 Jun 14];86(1):21-6.

Pattinson R, Say L, Souza JP, Broek NVD, Rooney C. WHO maternal death and near-miss classifications. Bull. World Health Organ [Internet]. 2009 Oct [cited 2010 Jun 14];87(10):734.

Cecatti JG, Souza JP, Parpinelli MA, Haddad SM, Camargo RS, Pacagnella RC, Silveira C, Zanardi DT, Costa ML, Pinto e Silva JL, Passini R, Surita FG, Sousa MH, Calderon IMP, Say L, Pattinson RC. Brazilian network for the surveillance of maternal potentially life threatening morbidity and maternal near-miss and a multidimensional evaluation of their long term consequences. Reprod Health [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2010 Jun 14];615.

Monitoring caesarean section - Ana Pilar Betrán, João Paulo Souza Rising caesarean deliveries in Latin America: how best to monitor rates and risks. World Health Organization 2009.

Cesarean section : Guidelines, reviews
Measuring maternal mortality - Karim Abawi (presentation with audio)

Measuring maternal mortality - Karim Abawi (PDF)
Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2008. Estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2010.
Postpartum depression: An overview of treatment and prevention - Elizabeth Corey, Shyam Thapa (presentation with audio)

Postpartum depression: An overview of treatment and prevention - Elizabeth Corey, Shyam Thapa (PDF)

Araya R, Rojas G, Fritsch R, Gaete J, Rojas M, Simon G, Peters TJ. Treating depression in primary care in low-income women in Santiago, Chile: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2003 Mar 22;361(9362):995-1000.

Bolton P, Bass J, Neugebauer R, Verdeli H, Clougherty KF, Wickramaratne P, Speelman L, Ndogoni L, Weissman M. Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2003 Jun 18;289(23):3117-3124.

Dhanda A, Narayan T. Mental health and human rights. Lancet. 2007 Oct 6;370(9594):1197-1198.

Engle PL. Maternal mental health: program and policy implications. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2009 Mar;89(3):963S-966S.

Fitelson E, Kim S, Baker AS, Leight K. Treatment of postpartum depression: clinical, psychological and pharmacological options. Int J Womens Health. 2010;31-14.

Kessler RC, Andrews G, Colpe LJ, Hiripi E, Mroczek DK, Normand SLT, Walters EE, Zaslavsky AM. Short screening scales to monitor population prevalences and trends in non-specific psychological distress. Psychol Med. 2002 Aug;32(6):959-976.

Nazareth I. Should men be screened and treated for postnatal depression? Expert Rev Neurother. 2011 Jan;11(1):1-3.

Patel V, Araya R, Chowdhary N, King M, Kirkwood B, Nayak S, Simon G, Weiss HA. Detecting common mental disorders in primary care in India: a comparison of five screening questionnaires. Psychol Med. 2008 Feb;38(2):221-228.

Patel V, Araya R, Bolton P. Treating depression in the developing world. Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2004 May;9(5):539-541.

Patel V, Chisholm D, Rabe-Hesketh S, Dias-Saxena F, Andrew G, Mann A. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of drug and psychological treatments for common mental disorders in general health care in Goa, India: a randomised, controlled trial. Lancet. 2003 Jan 4;361(9351):33-39.

Rahman A, Iqbal Z, Harrington R. Life events, social support and depression in childbirth: perspectives from a rural community in the developing world. Psychol Med. 2003 Oct;33(7):1161-1167.

Rahman A, Malik A, Sikander S, Roberts C, Creed F. Cognitive behaviour therapy-based intervention by community health workers for mothers with depression and their infants in rural Pakistan: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2008 Sep 13;372(9642):902-909.

Rahman A, Patel V, Maselko J, Kirkwood B. The neglected “m” in MCH programmes--why mental health of mothers is important for child nutrition. Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2008 Apr;13(4):579-583.

Stewart DE, Robertson E, Dennis CL, Grace SL, Wallington T. Postpartum depression: Literature review of risk factors and interventions. Toronto Public Health, 2003.

Surkan PJ, Kennedy CE, Hurley KM, Black MM. Maternal depression and early childhood growth in developing countries: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bull. World Health Organ. 2011 Aug;89(8):608-615E.

World Health Organization. Maternal mental health and child health and development in low and middle income countries. Report of the WHO-UNFPA meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland. 30 January- 1 February 2008.

Unintended pregnancy. Toward understanding the issues and addressing the need gaps - Shyam Thapa (presentation with audio)

Unintended pregnancy. Toward understanding the issues and addressing the need gaps - Shyam Thapa (PDF)
Barrett G, Smith SC, Wellings K. Conceptualisation, development, and evaluation of a measure of unplanned pregnancy. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2004 May;58(5):426-433.

Barrett G, Wellings K. What is a “planned” pregnancy? Empirical data from a British study. Soc Sci Med. 2002 Aug;55(4):545-557.

DiCenso A, Guyatt G, Willan A, Griffith L. Interventions to reduce unintended pregnancies among adolescents: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ. 2002 Jun 15;324(7351):1426.

Fischer RC, Stanford JB, Jameson P, DeWitt MJ. Exploring the concepts of intended, planned, and wanted pregnancy. J Fam Pract. 1999 Feb;48(2):117-122.

Gipson JD, Koenig MA, Hindin MJ. The effects of unintended pregnancy on infant, child, and parental health: a review of the literature. Stud Fam Plann. 2008 Mar;39(1):18-38.

Higgins JA, Hirsch JS, Trussell J. Pleasure, prophylaxis and procreation: a qualitative analysis of intermittent contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2008 Sep;40(3):130-137.

Hubacher D, Mavranezouli I, McGinn E. Unintended pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: magnitude of the problem and potential role of contraceptive implants to alleviate it. Contraception. 2008 Jul;78(1):73-78.

Kirby DB, Laris BA, Rolleri LA. Sex and HIV education programs: their impact on sexual behaviors of young people throughout the world. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Mar;40(3):206-217.

Koenig MA, Acharya R, Singh S, Roy TK. Do current measurement approaches underestimate levels of unwanted childbearing? Evidence from rural India. Popul Stud (Camb). 2006 Nov;60(3):243-256.

Koren A, Mawn B. The context of unintended pregnancy among married women in the USA. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2010 Jul;36(3):150-158.

Otoide V, Oronsaye F, Okonofua F. Why Nigerian adolescents seek abortion rather than contraception: Evidence from focus-group discussions. International Family Planning Perspectives. 2001; 27: 77-81.

Rosenfield JA, Everett K. Lifetime patterns of contraception and their relationship to unintended pregnancies. J Fam Pract. 2000 Sep;49(9):823-828.

Santelli J, Rochat R, Hatfield-Timajchy K, Gilbert BC, Curtis K, Cabral R, Hirsch JS, Schieve L. The measurement and meaning of unintended pregnancy. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2003 Apr;35(2):94-101.

Trussell J, Lalla AM, Doan QV, Reyes E, Pinto L, Gricar J. Cost effectiveness of contraceptives in the United States. Contraception. 2009 Jan;79(1):5-14.