Welcome and Day Two Opening Plenary

Resiliency in the Face of the Pandemic: Government Responses to Maintaining and Adapting MNH Services during COVID-19—Insights to Mitigate Future Disruptions

Next, moderator, Dr. Mickey Chopra led a discussion of key findings of the impact of COVID-19 on MNH and the learning from various strategies used for prioritizing MNH during the pandemic through the lens of health systems strengthening, resilience, and addressing inequities that have only been exacerbated by the pandemic. Panelists further discussed how to keep MNH high on the agenda post-COVID.

Moderator: Dr. Mickey Chopra, Global Solutions Lead for Service Delivery, World Bank Group

Panelist include:
Dr. Hadiza Galadanci
Africa Center for Excellence for Population Health and Policy
Bayero University, Nigero

Dr. Gagan Gupta
Maternal and Newborn Health Specialist, UNICEF

Ms. Pauline Irungu
Advocacy and Policy Country Lead, PATH

Prof. Priya Soma-Pillay
Head of Department of Obstretrics and Gynecology
Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria
UP Research Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care


COVID-19 Effect on MNCH Services in Bangladesh, Nigeria, and South Africa, PATH COVID-19 Policy Tracker
COVID-19 Effect on MRH Services and Maternal Deaths in South Africa

Featured Resources

The Effect of COVID-19 on Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Services in Bangladesh
Nigeria and South Africa: Call for a Contextualised Pandemic Response in LMIC
PATH: COVID-19 Essential Health Services Policy Tracker Interim Findings