Informed decisions for actions in maternal and newborn health

Putting the Lancet Maternal Health series into action!

Putting the Lancet Maternal Health series into action!

What Next?

In September 2016, The Lancet released a new Maternal Health Series that focuses on maternal wellbeing and survival as keys to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Now that the series has been launched, what does it mean for implementing partners? What implications does the series have for quality of maternal health care, access to services, integration of services, and advocacy?

The Maternal Health Initiative, United Nations Population Fund, and Maternal Health Task Force organised an event on October 28 2016 to explore these questions. 


Elena Ateva, Maternal and Newborn Health Policy and Advocacy Advisor, White Ribbon Alliance

Clara Calvert, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience

Lynn Freedman, Director, Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program; Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Laurel Hatt, Health Finance Lead, Health Finance and Governance Project, Abt Associates

Kathleen Hill, Maternal Health Team Lead, Maternal and Child Survival Program/ Jhpiego

Marge Koblinsky, Independent Consultant, Maternal and Child Health

Suellen Miller, Director, Safe Motherhood Program; Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Kate RamseyPrincipal Technical Advisor, Maternal Health, Management Sciences for Health

Below is a Storify of the discussions at the event: