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South-East Asia Series : Year 2004, South-East Asia Region ; Maternal Child Health, Family Planning, Issue 110: Improving Maternal and Newborn Health ; The Role of Family Planning ; Report of a Regional Consultation Chiang Mai, Thailand, 7 9-2 7 November 2003

By Monir Islam, Dr.

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Medical Reference Publication

Excerpt
1. INAUGURATION The inauguration of the Regional Consultation on Improving Maternal and Newborn Health: the Role of Family Planning began with Dr Monir Islam, Director, Family and Community Health, reading the inaugural address of Dr Uton Muchtar Rafei, WHO Regional Director, South-East Asia Region. In his address the Regional Director noted that pregnancy related mortality and morbidity were highest among the world's poorest communities. The majority of the half a million maternal deaths occurred in developing countries, of which South-East Asia Region accounted for more than 30%. Eight out of the eleven SEAR countries viz., Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Timor-Leste had a maternal mortality ratio, that was of particular concern. India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal alone accounted for 98.3% of all maternal deaths that occurred in the Region

Table of Contents
CONTENTS Page 1 . INAUGURATION ............................................................................................... 1 2 . OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES ..........................................................................3 3 . BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ........................................ 3 3.1 The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal and Newborn Health: Key Issues ............................................................... 3 3.2 Overview of Population and Family Planning Policies and Programmemes in the SEA Region ............................................................. 6 3.3 Priority USAID Programme Themes ......................................................... 10 3.4 Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use ..................................... 12 3.5 Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use ..................... 13 3.6 The Role of Clients in Quality of Family Planning Service: The Indonesian Experience ...................................................................... 13 3.7 Technical Updates on Contraceptives ...................................................... 15 4 . GROUP WORK AND DISCUSSION ................................................................ 17 4.1 Introduction to Group Work .................................................................... 17 4.2 Needs Assessment: Group Presentations and Discussion .......................... 18 5 . SUMMARY ....................................................................................................... 27 6 . CONCLUSION AND CLOSING ....................................................................... 39 Annexes 1 . List of Participants ............................................................................................ 40 2 . Programme ...................................................................................................... 43

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