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    Safe Motherhood
    DATE AUTHOR TITLE SUMMARY FILE
    01 Jan 97 National Assembly Abortion Directive - Cambodia English language text of Cambodia's current abortion directive AbortionLaw.doc
    01 Jul 99 RACHA Rural Women and Health Center Use, Staff Employment, and Health Seeking Behavior - Sampov Meas District, Pursat Province This study is conducted in Sampov Meas district, Pursat province, Cambodia, to gain insight into: (1) health center operationas and use by villagers residing in the center's catchment area; (2) health center staff allocation of work time; (3) the relationship between government employment and private practice; (4) health-seeking behavior patterns of village women for self- and child-health care; and (5) specifically for midwives, their allocation of work time, the connection between government employment and private practice, and medium-term career asprirations.

    RuralWomenKhmer.pdf

    RuralWomenEng.pdf

    01 Jun 00 RACHA Nuns by the Truckload - Khmer language Text (in Khmer) and photo report of RACHA health promotion inititive of Buddhist nun mobilized to disseminate correct breastfeeding information is Pursat town, Camdodia. NunTruckKH.pdf
    01 Jan 00 RACHA RACHAs Basic Life Saving Skills Program: Competency-Based Training for Cambodian Midviwes In addition to producing competent and qualified graduates, RACHA's Basic Life
    Saving Skills (LSS) training program for midwives has led to a number of exciting and unexpected developments. Through the training of just a handful of active midwives, RACHA is beginning to make a dent in Cambodia's troubled health care system.
    LSS.pdf
    01 Dec 97 Dr. Mam Bun Heng Safe Motherhood : National Policy and Strategies - December 1997 This is a national strategy which provides broad guidelines that should be used by all sectors of the Ministry of Health and other related ministries, in particular the Ministries of Women's Affairs and Rural Development, International Organisations, bilateral agencies and NGOs. This is to ensure that Safe Motherhood does not become a vertical programme but that all its components are integrated into existing Maternal and Child Health/Birth Spacing (MCH/BS) and related programmes.

    The main focus of the policy will be on improving maternity care services including child spacing and nutrition at all levels of the health care delivery system starting from the family and the community. It will also aim at behavioural and societal changes at community and service delivery levels in order to improve community participation.
    SMPolStrActi.doc
    01 Jul 97 UNFPA - Sarah Knibbs & Vann Sophal Adolescent Reproductive Health and the Role of the Media in Cambodia An in-country situation analysis research report for the AIDCOM project focusing on adolescent reproductive health, knowledge, sexual behavior and the affect of the media and NGOs on adolescent knowledge and behavior. AdolReproHealth.pdf
    01 Jan 98 Ministry of Health, NRHP and UNFPA Reproductive Health in Cambodia: A Summary of Research Findings 1990-1998 The purpose of this review is to summarize the key findings of recent research on reproductive health. It was undertaken to aid in the design of a National IEC Strategy on Reproductive Health. In addition; the summary format may also benefit other researchers, program designers, planners, managers, health care workers, and other program staff working in the area of reproductive health, by making the rapidly growing body of research more accessible. The main findings of the review as well as future research needs are summarized in this report. ReproHealthCam.pdf
    01 Nov 99 CARE International - Sohia Spechmann Baseline Survey for the Factory Based Reproductive Health Program in Phnom Penh the baseline survey was conducted to allow for the evaluation of the effects of Participatory Learning Action (PLA) activities at the end of the project. An evaluation survey will be conducted in March 2000, and it is expected that the results will provide a good understanding of the appropriateness, successes and failures of PLA techniques. BaseSur.pdf
    01 Sep 99 PATH - Research Team Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Sterilization Methods - "A Baseline Assessment with Reproductive Age Women and Men in Cambodia" Research to identify and descride the knowledge, attitudes and practices around sterilization of women and men of reproductive age in Cambodia. KAPSter.pdf
    01 Jul 00 Parco K & Jacobs B Knowledge, attitude and practices of traditional birth attendants in Maung Russay: scope and ways for improvement A report from a study of TBAs' knowledge, attitude and practices regarding labour and delivery with the aim to develop strategies to improve the TBAs' health care provision during and after deliveries in Maung Russay District, Battambang province. KAP_TBAs_Moung_Russey.pdf
    01 Aug 00 RACHA A Study of Birth Spacing in Siem Reap Province: Dropout and Late Clients This study is carried out in Siem Reap province to obtain information about the factors associated with the discontinuation of birth spacing method or being late to obtain scheduled services.
    a_study_birthspace.pdf
    11 May 00 Arlys M. Herem, GTZ Curriculum Analysis for the Midwife Curriculum Development Group This report provides an analysis of current midwifery training program, and recommendations to a Working Group for supporting its decision making, including how to upgrade skills of current midwives, what midwifery training might be provided to nurses and how to provide such training, and provision for training of new midwives. Curriculum_of_midwife.pdf
    01 Aug 99 RACHA Midwife Life Saving Skills Program - Photo Essay Photo essay of TBA's in training and at work. MidwifeLSS.pdf
    01 May 98 RACHA Rural Women and Health Center Use, Staff Employment, and Health Seeking Behaviour (Khmer language) A bulletin report pertaining to reproductive and child health care services in Sampov Meas district in Pursat province, Cambodia. RuralWomenKhmer.pdf
    01 Aug 99 UNFPA - Dr. Sara Martin, Kruv Kim Horn, Boen Chan Born, Uy, Sokeo, Helen Pickering Socio-Cultural Research and Training in Support of Reproductive Health in Cambodia (Part I) A collection of research reports focusing on reprocuctive health, statictics and practices in Cambodia.

    monthlypill.doc

    postpartum.doc

    01 Aug 99 UNFPA - Dr. Sara Martin, Kruv Kim Horn, Boen Chan Born, Uy, Sokeo, Helen Pickering Socio-Cultural Research and Training in Support of Reproductive Health in Cambodia (Part II) A collection of research reports focusing on reprocuctive health, statictics and practices in Cambodia.

    Round1report.doc

    Round2Report.doc

    01 Jul 96 Sotia Sprechmann, Sann Chan Soeung, Helen Kerr, Chun Long and Mey Meakea Estimating the Magnitude of Maternal Mortality in Cambodia This study is conducted using siterhood method to provide an estimation of maternal mortality in Cambodia; a baseline from which to evaluate the impact of future health
    programs which aim to improve maternal health; training to personnel from various levels of the public health services in survey techniques.
    Estimating_the_Magnitude_of_Maternal_Mortality.pdf
    01 May 01 National Immunization Program (NIP)
    National Maternal and Child Health Center (NMCHC)
    National Strategy on Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) In Cambodia Neonatal tetanus elimination (NTE) - defined as less than I case of neonatal tetanus per 1,000 live births in each district - is one of the World Summit Goals for the year 2000.
    Considering the estimated number of neonatal tetanus cases each year in Cambodia, it is beyond doubt that elimination of neonatal tetanus would have a great impact on child survival. It is realistic to expect that Cambodia will achieve the goal of neonatal tetanus elimination by 2005 by.......
    To achieve and sustain the MNTE goal, there is a need to maintain high DPT3 coverage and introduce Td for primary school entry as well as maintaining high TT2+ coverage for CBAW through routine immunzation services. ANC visits will be important occasion to promote deliveries by skilled medical personnel and clean delivery practices, either in the health facilities or at home.
    MNTE_in_Cambodia.pdf
    01 Feb 96 RATTANA PHVONG CHAP. MD
    CLAIRE F. ESCOFFIER, MA
    Cambodian Women's Perceptions Of Fertility And Contraception This study was carried out in conjunction with four other studies looking at different aspects of "Women in socio-economic transition". These studies were initiated after a workshop held in Thailand in June 1994'aiming to compare the impact of a changing economy on women's health, education, decision-making and migration in four countries of the region: China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. One of the main objectives of these studies was to train a group of Cambodian women in research, bringing into focus issues to be addressed at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in September 1995. Another goal was to identify women interested in qualitative research in the hope that they would later benefit from further training in or outside the country. Cambodian_Women_s_Perceptions_Of_Fertility_And_Contracepti_.pdf
    01 Jul 00 Partners for Development (PFD)
    Baseline Reproductive Health KAP Survey for Women - A Final Report A Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) survey was conducted by NorthEast Cambodia Reproductive Health Program (NCRHP) in the Chhlong Operational District of Kratie province, Cambodia, from June 14-22, 1999. The purpose of the survey was to obtain information on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women of reproductive age (15-45) with regard to reproduction and pregnancy, contraceptive knowledge and use, fertility preferences, STDs and AIDS, and abortion. Information from this survey serves as a baseline for NCRHP. It is also being used to guide development of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials, and to focus the efforts of the program's Community-Based Distribution (CBD) workers.

    RPH-024-Eng.pdf

    RPH-024-Kh.pdf

    08 Feb 00 UNFPA Country Population Assessment - Cambodia February 2000 This report assesses the current situation in the areas of population and development,reproductive health and gender, and proposes recommendations for strategic actions for addressing identified critical needs. The situational analysis has been guided by the International Conference on Population and Development - Programme of Action (ICPD-PoA). The ICPD recognised that population and development are inextricably linked and both depend on the empowerment of women. It focused on meeting the reproductive and sexual health needs of individual women, men and couples rather than on demographic targets. The analysis aims at establishing a framework for the development of the UNFPA-assisted country programme within` the context of the country's overall strategies and needs,as well as within LNTPA's mandate and comparative advantage:UNTPA's mandate is to assist developing countries, at their request, to improve reproductive health care and to promote sustainable development. Reproductive health care includes family planning, sexual health, information and counselling, and medical services, all on the basis of individual choice. The Fund also supports integration of population into development strategies, capacity building for generating and utilising data for policies and programmes, research and training on population and development. CAC.pdf
    01 Aug 97 Patrice M. White, C.N.M., Dr.P.H.


    Study of Khmer Women's Beliefs and Practices, During Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Cambodia is just now emerging from over two decades of extreme isolation from
    most of the world. This study is one of the first to describe current beliefs and practices of Khmer women surrounding pregnancy and birth. While the results of this study can be used to fill gaps in understanding and will be of interest to anthropologists and other students of Khmer culture, these results can also be used to inform those determining health policy and planning health programs to decrease maternal mortality.
    SAM-016.pdf
    01 Feb 01 Partnership for Health (PfD) Follow-up Reproductive Health KAP Survey for Women and Baseline Reproductive Health KAP Survey for Men Final Report The survey is conducted in Chhlong Operational District, Kratie Province, to assess changes in married women's knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to birth spacing, STDs, HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health issues within the CBD project area; to establish baseline data for men of reproductive age for a potential reproductive health intervention; to obtain information about individual supervision areas and how they are performing relative to the baseline data and to each other; and to pilot WAS for NCCSP.
    RPH-025.pdf
    01 Jan 98 Dr. Nafis Sadik, UNFPA Executive Director A Time Between: Health, Sexuality, and Reproductive Rights of Young People The impending demands of adulthood make adolescence a time of intensive preparation. Success depends greatly on the health care and basic education provided during these fleeting years. For young women, greater control over
    sexuality and reproduction may benefit every social and economic aspect of their lives.

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)responds to adolescents in the context of their overall life situation, supporting activities that address their holistic well-being and help achieve their full potential. UNFPA recognizes that young people's education, health and life opportunities will determine the world's economic and social prospects in the 21st century.
    RPH-057.pdf
    01 Sep 99 Julie A Forder
    CARE International in Cambodia
    Lessons Learned During a Sexual Health Needs Assessment with Cambodia's Young Garment Workers The aim of the report is to document experiences of field-testing Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) tools with young people, in particular garment factory workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is aimed at people who have knowledge of PLA but who seek to understand how it was used in Cambodia, what was successful and what lessons were leamt. This report does not contain any detailed research findings. HAP-024.pdf
    06 Jun 96 Dr. Liz Goodburn, UNFPA Second Round Table Forum for NGOs in Birth Spacing Recommendations on birth spacing from a second round table forum for NGOs. UNFPA.pdf
    01 Jan 94 World Health organization (WHO) Preventing Prolonged Labour: A Practical Guide - The Partograph, Part II: User's Manual This manual describes the use of the partograph as a tool to help in the management of labour. A partograph is used to record all observations made on a woman in labour. Its central feature is a graph, where dilatation of the cervix as assessed by vaginal examination is plotted. By noting the rate at which the cervix dilates, it is possible to identify women whose labours are abnormally slow and who require special attention. These women are at risk of developing prolonged and obstructed labour due to cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD), which may lead to serious problems, such as ruptureduterus and death of the fetus. Other problems that may result from slow progress in labour include postpartum haemorrhage and infection. RPH-107.pdf
    01 Jan 97 Sofia Sprechmann
    Son Ngak
    Ton van der Velden

    Family Health and Spacing Project,
    Family Planning International Assistance (FHSP/FPIA) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and CARE International in Cambodia
    Report on The IUD Acceptor - A Follow Up Study The IUD is one of the most popular contraceptive methods in urban areas of Cambodia.Despite its popularity there are a number of quality of care issues which are often raised as being of concern about the use of IUDs in Cambodia. One of the key indicators of quality of care at the time of insertion is the rate of early discontinuation of the method (i.e. less than one year). In order to determine the rate and circumstances of early discontinuation and to identify avoidable factors, FPIA in collaboration with UNFPA and CARE conducted a follow up study of IUD acceptors from the FPIA/FHSP clinic in Phnom Penh. The survey interviewed 275 IUD clients who had an IUD inserted at the FPIA/FHSP clinic in Phnom Penh between 1 October 1994 and 31 May 1996. RPH-035.pdf
    01 Jan 95 Dr. Nafis Sadik, UNFPA Executive Director, Beijing The Right to Choose: Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Reproductive and sexual health is a right or both men and women-so agreed 180 nations at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in 1994. The nations declared their goal: to achieve universal access to reproductive health information and services by the year 2015.

    Yet millions still suffer from disease, injustice, injury, stunted lives, and even death when this right is denied.

    Most of these people are women, and most of these women are in the developing world.
    RPH-056.pdf
    01 Oct 98 Racha A Mortality Study Among Women Ages between 15 - 49 This study of mortality among women ages 15-49 is related to the larger Pathway to Child Health survey, i.e., the same provinces, the same sample frame, persons were interviewed during the same time period, and the same families were interviewed. However, the focus of this study is on the deaths that occurred to women 15-49 years of age and including maternal deaths. Objectives of the investigation were: 1) to collect information on causes of and factors contributing to death among women of reproductive age 2) to estimate the proportion of deaths among women of reproductive age due to pregnancy-related causes in the four previously mentioned provinces. _12_Studies__Rating_of_Maternal_Mortality.pdf
    01 Jun 01 AMI Health Messenger Magazine - STI's Health Messenger Magazine is published by AMI in English and Khmer. Issue 10 was published in June 2001 and offers 62 pages of information on STI's. For a copy of this issue, contact hmess@bigpond.com.kh. Health_Msgr_Magazine_-_STIs.pdf
    26 Oct 01 Ines Mecalf RACHA's TBA Project TBAs in the community are well placed to provide advice and basic health education. If they receive training to enhance their practices and encourage referrals to government health facilities, it will have a positive impact on the reproductive health situation in their home communities.

    The argument is frequently made these days that training and support of TBAs has not reduced maternal mortality rates worldwide. However, it is possible to determine some TBA outputs on a smaller scale, such as monitoring the number of appropriate referrals and the number of deliveries that TBAs perform in collaboration with a trained midwife. The latter will shed light on the level of community links between TBAs and government health facilities.
    TBA_project_summary__1_.pdf
    26 Oct 01 RACHA (Safe Motherhood RACHA's TBA Project (Khmer) TBAs in the community are well placed to provide advice and basic health education. If they receive training to enhance their practices and encourage referrals to government health facilities, it will have a positive impact on the reproductive health situation in their home communities.

    The argument is frequently made these days that training and support of TBAs has not reduced maternal mortality rates worldwide. However, it is possible to determine some TBA outputs on a smaller scale, such as monitoring
    the number of appropriate referrals and the number of deliveries that TBAs perform in collaboration with a trained midwife. The latter will shed light on the level of community links between TBAs and government health facilities.
    TBA_project-_Khmer.pdf
    Jan 2003 MOH/NCHP/AUSAID AUSAID Breast Self-exam leaflet A 6-panel leaflet in Khmer containing information about the importance of and methods for breast self-examinations. AUSAID_Breast_self-exam_leaflet.pdf
    Jan 2003 USAID and Measure DHS Fertility Preferences - A Seminar Presentation A seminar presentation on fertility preferences including:
    - Desire for more children; and
    - Ideal number and fertility planning
    fertilityprefe.ppt
    Jan 2003 USAID and Measure DHS Abortion - A Seminar Presentation A seminar presentation on abortion including:
    - Practice and prevalence
    - Duration and procedure
    - Place and practitioner
    abortionpractice.ppt
    Jan 2003 USAID and Measure DHS Infant Feeding & Childhood and Maternal Nutrition - A Seminar Presentation A seminar presentation on infant feeding & childhood and maternal nutrition including:
    - Breastfeeding and supplementation
    - Nutritional Status of Children
    - Nutritional Status of Women
    - Micronutrient Status
    M_Cnutrition.ppt
    01 Aug 08 Joanne Hemmings and Ben Rolfe Abortion in Cambodia: Care seeking for abortion and family planning services This study was conducted to learn about current perceptions, attitudes and behaviours relating
    to abortion and family planning among women in an inner city area of Phnom Penh
    and a village in Kandal Province, Cambodia. Findings will inform the development of a maternal
    mortality reduction project. Using the PEER method, local women developed their
    own research questions, interviewed their friends, and fed back findings to the research
    team. They collected detailed qualitative data on attitudes to abortion and family planning,
    the social context in which women experience these services, and factors influencing
    method and provider choice.
    peer_abortion_cambodia.pdf