Informed decisions for actions in maternal and newborn health

We're going to the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015

We're going to the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015

Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference logo
18-21 October 2015
Are you going to Mexico? Come along to our sessions.

IDEAS will be presenting on using local data for decision making to improve maternal and newborn health and getting innovations to reach more mothers and babies. IDEAS will be presenting as part of the Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health Centre from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Join us and the Secretariat of Health of Mexico and 15 other convening partners in Mexico City, October 18 to 21, for a landmark technical conference to discuss strategies for reaching every mother and newborn with high-quality health care. The conference will have a technical focus, highlighting approaches and lessons from programs, policies, research, and advocacy for improving both maternal and newborn health.

The Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference 2015 will provide a global forum to understand and respond to the most urgent health needs of mothers and newborns, focusing on three key themes:

  • quality care
  • integration
  • equity

Download all the MARCH Centre member sessions [PDF]

IDEAS is presenting in two of the six conference tracks: briding equity divides (track 2) and increasing health systems’ capacity to respond to population need (track 6).

District Decision-Making for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Assessing the Feasibility of a Data-Informed Platform for Health through Multi-Country Studies

Wednesday, 13:30 – 15:00 | Don Americo | Track 2
Moderator: Joanna Schellenberg, IDEAS Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • Decision-Making Strategies that Use Health Data at District Level in Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Literature Review
    Deepthi Wickremasinghe, IDEAS Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Use of Health Data for Operational Decisions on Maternal and Newborn Health in Northeast Nigeria
    Nasir Umar, IDEAS Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Content Analysis of Inter-Sectoral District Level Health Data in India and Ethiopia
    Della Berhanu, IDEAS Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Engaging the Private Sector in Sharing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Related Data: A Qualitative Study in Uttar Pradesh, India
    Meenakshi Gautham, IDEAS Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • District Decision-Making for Health in Low-Income Settings: A Feasibility Study of A Data-Informed Platform for Health in India, Nigeria, and Ethiopia
    Bilal Avan, IDEAS Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Innovative Community-Based Approaches to Caring for Mothers and Newborns

Wednesday, 13:30 – 15:00 | Don Diego 2 | Track 6
Moderator: Lily Kak, USAID

  • Effect of Participatory Community Quality Improvement on Maternal and Newborn Health Care Practices: A Quasi-Experimental Study
    Wuleta Betamariam, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
  • Improving Maternal and Newborn Health Through Innovations in Hard-to-Reach Areas of the Karamoja Region, Uganda
    Neelam Bhardwaj, UNICEF
  • Good on Paper: The Gap Between Program Theory and Real-World Context in Pakistan’s Community Midwife Program
    Zubia Mumtaz, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
  • Integrated Community Approach for the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage and Newborn Infection in Madagascar
    Eliane Razafimandimby, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program/Jhpiego
  • Catalyzing Scale-Up of Maternal and Newborn Child Health Innovations: A Qualitative Study in Ethiopia, Uttar Pradesh, India and Northeast Nigeria
    Neil Spicer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Why now?

2015 is a critical milestone in international development. The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals; the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals; and the launch of an updated UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health under the Every Woman Every Child movement will provide the framework for the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Conference 2015. Our gathering will offer the first opportunity for the global maternal and newborn health communities to engage in technical discussions together and strategize how to meet the new goals and translate international commitments into concrete action.

Find out more at www.globalmnh2015.org