Use of Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health Services by Adolescents and Young Women in Five Sub-Saharan Countries

Join MEASURE Evaluation on January 9, 2018 at 8:30am EST for a one-hour webinar on use of family planning and maternal and child health services by adolescents and young women in five sub-Saharan African countries.

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Join MEASURE Evaluation on January 9, 2018 at 8:30am EST for a one-hour webinar on use of family planning (FP) and maternal and child health (MCH) services by adolescents and young women in five sub-Saharan African countries. The webinar will be led by Mahua Mandal, PhD, MPH, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with MEASURE Evaluation.

The webinar will present secondary analysis of Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from five countries (Ghana, Mali, Uganda, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) that examines whether, compared to older women, adolescent girls and young women have increased their use of FP and MCH services over the past decade; if yes, whether the rate of increase has been similar to that of older women; and whether predictors of use of FP and MCH services differ among adolescent girls and young women compared to older women. Dr. Mandal will discuss results of the analysis and implications for programs and policies for adolescent and youth family planning and maternal health.

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Speaker

Mahua Mandal is a mixed-methods researcher and evaluator in women’s and adolescent health with almost 20 years of experience in global public health. As a monitoring and evaluation specialist with MEASURE Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Mandal leads or supports activities focused on youth and gender. She is currently leading an evaluation examining the economic, education, and health outcomes of orphaned and vulnerable adolescents in Botswana who receive national and U.S. government services. She is also leading the qualitative component of an impact evaluation of a life-skills curriculum for HIV and pregnancy prevention among senior secondary students in South Africa. Prior to conducting research and evaluation, Dr. Mandal was the youth reproductive health technical advisor at USAID in Washington. 

When Jan 09, 2018
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where Webinar
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