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MSEUF Research and Development Program for Maternal and Infant Health and Control of Infectious and Communicable Diseases

 

Rationale

 

This strategic research program is an initiated health research and development program of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences in addressing the rising incidence of maternal and infant mortality and the increasing rate of the infectious and communicable diseases in the country and the whole world as well.

 

Objective of the Program

 

The program seeks to investigate ways on how to improve maternal and infant health and the control of infectious and communicable diseases. This research development program focuses on strengthening health systems and promoting interventions, policies and strategies in improving maternal and infant health and control of infectious and communicable diseases affecting infants and mothers.

 

Research Projects

  1. Incidence of maternal and newborn mortality
  2. Extent of compliance of pregnant women on prenatal services
  3. Examining the health beliefs and practices of pregnant women
  4. Analysis of factors associated with maternal deaths
  5. Prevalence of Tuberculosis among pregnant women
  6. Incidence of maternal deaths in birthing homes
  7. Determining factors associated with maternal deaths among women who delivered at home, birthing homes and other institutions ( private and government)
  8. Determining factors associated with infant mortality delivered at home, birthing homes and other institutions
  9. Determining the incidence of multi-drug resistant among PTB patients
  10. Assessing the number of cases of primary complex among BCG vaccinated pre-school children
  11. Assessing the health delivery services in the rural and urban areas
  12. Prevalence of HIV / STD in the region

 

 Program Leaders

Dean Maria Corazon B. Valdeavilla

Dr. Carmina V. Tolentino

 

 

 

 Faculty Researchers:

Raleen Cortez

Esteve Adrian Estiva

Richard Escritor

Ismael Lagrason

Erwin Decena

Dario Sumande

Pascual La Rosa Jr.