Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant
Lisa Marie Nathan, MD, MPH, will use her grant (of up to $36,000) for research on the high levels of maternal mortality in Rwanda. Dr. Nathan is the only New York State Fulbright recipient in the medical sciences category for 2009-2010.
“Improving maternal health is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals identified by the United Nations. Although Rwanda has decreased its maternal mortality rate from the previous World Health Organization estimate of 1,300 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, the Ministry of Health currently estimates that 750 Rwandan women die for every 100,000 live births, compared to 11 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in the United States.”
Dr. Nathan will focus her research on determing the effectiveness of mobile reproductive health care teams versus community-level birthing services in rural areas of Rwanda.
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