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    • Population Council     International, non-profit, non-governmental organization HQ and Center for Biomedical Research in NYC Conducts applied research in three programmatic areas: HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health, and Poverty, Gender and Youth (PGY) Mission: “to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources”
    • Population Council: Nairobi, Kenya   Established in 1988 as a regional hub, now the largest office in sub-Saharan Africa Staff size: 35
    • Reproductive Health Vouchers Program   Project #1: Analyze endline IDIs (n=94) with women who utilized RH Vouchers for Safe Motherhood services, develop presentation on findings, contribute to manuscript on barriers to utilization Project #2: Reorganize, clean dataset of program characteristics (256) from 40 past and present voucher programs
    • Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA) Study    “Validating indicators of quality maternal care” Conducted simultaneously in Mexico and Kenya (Kiambu, Kisumu), two-part study: client observation checklist, exit interview Project(s): revise tools for the field, facilitate fieldworker training sessions, attend pretesting at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, accompany field team to Kiambu District Hospital to address implementation challenges
    • Reflections (and photos!)