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Ndola Prata

Medical Director

Ndola Prata

Dr. Prata is an Angolan physician and medical demographer who has worked throughout Africa and Asia. She has designed the protocols and directed technical assistance and training for our clinical demonstration studies in Tanzania, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Zambia and Ethiopia. She is an Associate Professor in Residence of Maternal and Child Health in the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley where she also holds the Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning. Dr. Prata is also the Director of the Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Prata has published extensively in areas of family planning, financing and ability to pay for reproductive health programs, the role of the private sector in health care in developing countries, adolescent sexual behavior in developing countries, priorities for maternal health, and the use of misoprostol to manage postpartum bleeding.

She received a medicine degree in Angola and an MSc in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Early in her career, she practiced medicine for 10 years and served as Head of the Social Statistics Department at the National Institute of Statistics of Angola.


MPAC Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help district or national-level clinicians, facility managers or program managers initiate the use of misoprostol as a medical treatment for incomplete abortion or integrate misoprostol into existing postabortion care services.

To download the MPAC Toolkit, click here.

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