Yolande Hyjazi

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The Standards-Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R; Jhpiego, Baltimore, MD, USA) approach to quality improvement was developed by Jhpiego to respond to common challenges faced by health systems in low-resource settings, including poor pre-service education, lack of resources for conventional supervisory models, and weak health information systems. Since(More)
United States and European consensus views differ on the place of routine ultrasound scans during pregnancy and the validity of such scans as screening tests for fetal malformations in the general population is still under debate. Four ultrasound laboratories from Obstetric and Gynecology departments of Belgian University hospitals and affiliated hospitals(More)
Initiation of family planning at the time of birth is opportune, since few women in low-resource settings who give birth in a facility return for further care. Postpartum family planning (PPFP) and postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) services were integrated into maternal care in six low- and middle-income countries, applying an insertion technique(More)
Ectopic pregnancy is one of the most frequent hemorrhagic emergencies encountered in gynecology and obstetrics. The purpose of this 16-month descriptive prospective study at the Ignace Deen Gynecology-Obstetric clinic at Conakry University Hospital in Guinea was to assess diagnostic techniques and therapeutic attitudes regarding ectopic pregnancy in a(More)
A global resurgence of interest in the intrauterine device (IUD) as an effective long-acting reversible contraceptive and in improving access to a wide range of contraceptive methods, as well as an emphasis on encouraging women to give birth in health care facilities, has led programs to introduce postpartum IUD (PPIUD) services into postpartum family(More)
The authors in a prospective, analytical study of 8 months from January 1st to August 31st performed at the Ignace Deen Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Conakry University Hospital; assessed the impact of the mode of delivery in breech presentation on maternal and fetal outcome in the African context of Guinea. Breech presentation in mono fetal(More)
Results In the three national teaching hospitals, among 66 services, one service achieved 75% of performance standards, and eight achieved none. 33 of the services achieved below 30% of standards, while 17 scored between 31 and 49% and seven were performing at 50-74% of standards. In the 6 CMC, four were performing between 16 and 20% of standards, and two(More)
In Guinea, it is estimated that 50% of maternal deaths resulted from complications arising from illegal abortions. Two hospital surveys were conducted in Deen and Donka, Conakry, respectively, to determine the prevalence of complications related to illegal or unsafe abortions and establish a proportion of adolescents within this high-risk group. The first(More)
Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a potent progestagen, is used as a very efficient contraceptive agent. The method of administration is by a threemonthly or sixmonthly intramuscular injection. The method is particularly convenient when the desired number of children has been reached. Fertility is sometimes reestablished only slowly after stopping the(More)
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