Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

October 18, 2015 - 12:00am - October 21, 2015 - 11:00am
Hilton Mexico City Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico

MSH Delegates to Present at First-Ever Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference

The Secretariat of Health of Mexico, together with convening partners, will host the first-ever Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference (Global MNH 2015) in Mexico City from October 18 to 21, 2015. Global MNH 2015 attendees will discuss strategies for reaching every mother and newborn with high-quality health care, achieving health targets in the new sustainable development goals, and translating commitments and expertise into action and results. MSH's presence will include a delegation of 13 staff, representing 6 countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. MSH delegates will make 6 oral presentations and 2 poster presentations at the conference.

MSH is a leader in strengthening health systems. Maternal, newborn, and child and adolescent health is the integrating theme that extends across MSH's work to strengthen health systems for greater health impact. All of our projects address the needs of women and children. By strengthening each level of the health system—including national, district, community, and household—we are able to improve availability of access to high quality services and commodities for women, babies and children. We are able to improve availability of access to high quality services and commodities across the continuum of care which includes pre-pregnancy to delivery, the immediate postnatal period and childhood, as well as promoting health for women across the reproductive health span.

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Schedule of MSH presentations

Monday, October 19

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Don Julian

Early to breast, early to thrive: Promoting breastfeeding in Democratic Republic of Congo

Presented by Matthieu Koy | DRC/IHP Monday

1:30 pM – 3:00 PM | Don Genaro

Improving maternal health outcomes in Uganda: Cost-effectiveness of reproductive health vouchers and Community-based health insurance (CBHI)

Presented by Uzaib Saya | ASH

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Dona Socom

A Sustainable Community Health Volunteer (CHV) Quality Assurance Innovation in Madagascar: the MIKOLO model of on-site mentorship/support by TAs and its impact on CHV performance (data)

Presented by Rakotoarisoa Hajamamy | Mikolo, Madagascar

Tuesday, October 20

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Don Diego 3

New approaches for persistent problems: improving availability of lifesaving commodities for women and babies: presents work of Maternal Health TRT ofUNCoLSC

Presented by Cyrille Massamba | SIAPS/DRC

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Don Julian

Improving Maternal Health: Strengthening Procurement Systems at the Subnational Level in Bangladesh

Presented by Javedur Rahman |SIAPS/Bangladesh

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Don Julian

How will countries achieve MDGs 4 & 5 without access to needed medicines? An analysis of pharmaceutical systems and policies in RMNCH priority countries

Presented by Jane Briggs | SIAPS

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Don Diego Foyer

Mobilization of organized communities for surveillance of healthy practices during pregnancy and childbirth

Presented by Miriam Santivanez | Healthy Communities and Municipalities, Peru

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Don Diego Foyer

Do results-based financing approaches improve maternal and child health? The case of Democratic Republic of Congo

Presented by Delmond Kyanzo | DRC/IHP

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