Energy and enthusiasm abounded at the Global Maternal Newborn Health Conference in Mexico City in October 2015, where knowledge and evidence were shared, discussions were inspired, new innovations were demonstrated and networks extended. Less than a month after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed by countries at the United Nations, this conference brought together both maternal and newborn health experts enthused by the need for integration and cross-sector cooperation – ways of working that are essential to meeting SDG targets.
IDEAS will be presenting on findings from an online survey that looked at how evidence synthesis outputs, such as policy briefs, knowledge summaries and systematic reviews, are used in the maternal, newborn and child health community.
The aim of the two-day Symposium is to explore emerging issues within and develop a deeper understanding of the evolving concept of ‘research uptake’. This will be followed by a two-day Training Exchange, which will centre around a range of skills associated with research uptake activities.