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Research Article

Impact of Community-Based Maternal Health Workers on Coverage of Essential Maternal Health Interventions among Internally Displaced Communities in Eastern Burma: The MOM Project

  • Luke C. Mullany mail,

    lmullany@jhsph.edu

    Affiliations: Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Global Health Access Program, Mae Sot, Thailand

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  • Thomas J. Lee,

    Affiliations: UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Global Health Access Program, Mae Sot, Thailand

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  • Lin Yone,

    Affiliation: Burma Medical Association, Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand

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  • Catherine I. Lee,

    Affiliations: Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Global Health Access Program, Mae Sot, Thailand

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  • Katherine C. Teela,

    Affiliation: Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Palae Paw,

    Affiliation: Burma Medical Association, Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand

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  • Eh Kalu Shwe Oo,

    Affiliation: Karen Department of Health and Welfare, Mae Sot, Thailand

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  • Cynthia Maung,

    Affiliation: Mae Tao Clinic, Mae Sot, Thailand

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  • Heather Kuiper,

    Affiliation: Global Health Access Program, Mae Sot, Thailand

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  • Nicole F. Masenior,

    Affiliation: Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Chris Beyrer

    Affiliation: Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: August 03, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000317
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Luke C. Mullany, Catherine I. Lee, Katherine C. Teela, Nicole F. Masenior, Chris Beyrer
Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Thomas J. Lee
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Luke C. Mullany, Thomas J. Lee, Catherine I. Lee, Heather Kuiper
Global Health Access Program, Mae Sot, Thailand
Lin Yone, Palae Paw
Burma Medical Association, Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand
Eh Kalu Shwe Oo
Karen Department of Health and Welfare, Mae Sot, Thailand
Cynthia Maung
Mae Tao Clinic, Mae Sot, Thailand

Corresponding Author

Email: lmullany@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

Chris Beyrer is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LCM TJL LY CIL KCT PP EKSO CM HK NFM CB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: LCM TJL LY CIL KCT PP EKSO CM HK NFM CB. Designed the experiments/the study: LCM TJL LY EKSO CM HK CB. Analyzed the data: LCM. Collected data/did experiments for the study: NFM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: LCM. Contributed to the writing of the paper: LCM TJL LY KCT EKSO HK CB. Design the project, implementation, data management, and review of the manuscript: LY. Design, management, and implementation of project, data management, critical review of the manuscript: CIL. Management and implementation of the project: KCT. Helped with the overall design and implementation of the study, oversight of quality control, data management, and review of initial draft of manuscript: PP. Design of project, management and implementation, review of the manuscript: EKSO. Critical review of the manuscript: NFM. Critical review of the manuscript: CB.