IMNHC 2023

May 8 - 11, 2023 | Cape Town, South Africa

At the first biennial International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC 2023) from May 8-11, 2023, nearly 1,800 stakeholders from over 95 countries came together in Cape Town, South Africa to accelerate solutions to improve maternal newborn health (MNH) and prevent stillbirths. Hosted by AlignMNH and the Government of South Africa, and in partnership with the maternal newborn health community, IMNHC 2023 included representatives from government, academia, local and international NGOs, civil society, and the private sector; researchers, donors, and multilateral partners; and more.

Conference Report Now Available!

IMNHC 2023 marked a pivotal moment as we are at the midpoint of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era and must accelerate progress to reach globally agreed upon goals and targets for MNH and the prevention of stillbirths. As the community came together to review global data, share the latest science and evidence, and deliberate on how to apply learning, the conference provided an opportunity to collaborate and foster strong connections as we look for demonstrated progress when we reconvene in 2025 and beyond.

Read Report

Watch the IMNHC Plenary Recordings

Watch it again or see what you missed: IMNHC 2023 is excited to share that all seven of the plenary sessions were recorded and available for viewing at your convenience. 

IMNHC 2023 Presentation Slides Now Available

To access presentation slides, visit the Program Schedule via the link below. Then, click on a session title and you will see ‘Slides’ next to ‘People’ in the box on the right. For plenary sessions, slides are shown when viewing the recordings.

Daily Recaps

IMNHC 2023 Daily Recap: Thursday 11 May
IMNHC 2023 Daily Recap: Wednesday 10 May
IMNHC 2023 Daily Recap: Tuesday 9 May

Latest Launches & Announcements

Source:  World Health Organization UNFPA UNICEF

Summary Improving maternal and newborn health and survival and reducing stillbirth highlights global progress on maternal mortality, neonatal mortality and stillbirths, as well as country efforts to meet the global…
Source:  The Lancet

Summary The foundations of human wellbeing are laid before birth. Unfortunately, many babies experience adversities during this intrauterine period. Consequently, they can be born preterm or suffer fetal growth restriction…
Source:  Sight and Life

Summary The overwhelming evidence of the benefits of MMS has propelled progress on MMS over the last decade. In just the last three years, since the launch of the first…
Source:  World Health Organization

Summary Born too soon: decade of action on preterm birth looks to the future, setting an ambitious agenda to reduce the burden of preterm birth by addressing factors outside of…
Source:  International Stillbirth Alliance

Summary This action-focused guide brings together existing resources and practical guidance to inform planning, investments and programmes aimed at ending preventable stillbirths and improving care for all women and families…
Source:  Human Reproduction Programme World Health Organization

Summary In recognition of the growing need for global action to improve the quality of PPH care, the World Health Organization (WHO) worked together with several stakeholders to develop this…
Source:  World Health Organization

Summary This document is an output of a WHO cross-programme initiative aiming to improve the prevention, diagnosis and management of anaemia and thereby accelerate reduction in its prevalence. It comes…

Delegate Digests

Stay informed and up to date with all things IMNHC 2023.