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  • As part of the Title V Block Grant, states report on maternal and child health (MCH) 18 national performance measures annually. Since states report on the percentage of women who smoke in the last three months of pregnancy, reducing maternal smoking has become an even bigger state priority. The 2006 map on page three shows the percentage of women who smoked during the last three months of pregnancy by state. Each State also reports on seven to 10 state performance measures that they develop and have approved by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

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  • Who has design authority? Similar to requirements, some- one has to define the design of the work itself. The design is different from the requirements because there are always many different possible designs to fulfill a set of require- ments. Designs, also like requirements, are often negotiated between two or more parties. One person or team might be responsible for driving the design process and developing ideas (designer), and another team provides guidance and feedback on the first party’s work (VP).

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  • The 1996 fed. welfare law de-linked eligibility for Medicaid (Medi-Cal in Calif.) from the receipt of cash assist. Congress required states to provide Medicaid coverage to recipients of state programs funded under the Temporary Assist. for Needy Families block grant, as well as any individuals who would have been eligible for AFDC, the former cash assist. program. Individuals no longer need to receive cash assist. in order to qualify for Medi-Cal. This paper examines Medi-Cal enrollment trends in light of the substantial drop in welfare caseloads in recent years.

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  • Household consumption data includes information on 96 different types of food, tobacco and alcohol consumption, transport services, personal care, household cleaning products, entertainment, clothes for adults, clothes for children, health related expenses, house furniture and gambles. We collect data not only on expenses but also on consumption of goods that were not bought in the market but come from in-house production or in the form of gifts. In-kind consumption is valued at market prices, which are averaged across households in the village.

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  • Maternal mortality levels in Kenya remain unacceptably high at 488 per 100,000 live births 1 . The United Nations estimated in 2005 that 1 in every 39 Kenyan women die in childbirth; while major progress has been made in reducing infant and child mortality rates, one in every 19 babies born in Kenya this year will die before their first birthday. 60% of these deaths will occur in the neonatal period.

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  • This Health System Assessment (HSA) was carried out to identify strengths and challenges of the Ugandan health system, and to make recommendations for interventions to strengthen the system. It has three specific objectives: First, it provides a baseline for monitoring health system performance throughout the period of the country‟s Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan 2010/11–2014/15 (HSSIP).

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  • Besides, Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and fertility regulation activities, Integrated management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) is also playing an important role in child survival through reducing child mortality and morbidity and promoting child growth, development and healthy practices. Effective implementation of IMCI case management guidelines improved quality of care in health facilities across various settings in Bangladesh. Considering its impact at a low cost, government plans gradual expansion of IMCI programme in the country.

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  • Intra-partum, post-natal and neonatal cares have the potential to save 20-40% of newborn lives. However to date, post-natal care for mothers and newborns has received relatively little emphasis in public health programmes in Bangladesh, with only a tiny minority of mothers and babies in high-mortality settings receiving post-natal care. Care at birth and in the first days of life not only saves the lives of mothers and newborns, but also reduces serious complications that may have long- term effect.

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  • The 2010 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey (2010 RDHS) was carried out by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and the Ministry of Health (MoH). ICF Macro provided technical assistance to the project through the MEASURE Demographic and Health Surveys program (MEASURE DHS).

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  • The production of industrial chemicals and plastics has increased considerably in recent years (Fig. 3). The plastics industry alone directly employs 1.2 million people, and supports 20,000 facilities that produce plastic goods for sale. With- out the billions of dollars on research and development in plastics we would be without many of the now commonly accepted objects that we tend to take for granted.

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  • In the new millennium, the knowledge half-life of electronic systems is less than four years. Consider Theo A.M. Classen’s recent statement: “Usefulness of a product = Log (Technology)”1. This requires us to carefully ponder, then to become skilled in, the level of technology built in new electronic systems and products that we often take for granted. Simply stated, millions of transistors combined with millions of bytes of software equals the current level of technology developed over a period of just 50 years.

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