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  1. 1. 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”
  2. 2. Population Council: Nairobi, Kenya   Established in 1988 as a regional hub, now the largest office in sub-Saharan Africa Staff size: 35
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Reflections (and photos!)