If we continue on our current trajectory, it will take 110 years to reach the SDG 2030 targets in neonatal mortality and under-five mortality. Imagine that?! 110 years to do what is needed in 10 years’ time. The time is now – there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel. But the moment calls for us to think outside the box.

Dr Queen Dube, Chief of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Malawi


Thanks for joining us!

The Opening Forum marked an important moment for the maternal and newborn health communities to set the stage for the road ahead as we work toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-era targets for maternal and newborn health and prevention of stillbirths. Collaboration and knowledge sharing will be key as we address challenges, promote solutions, and chart progress; maintaining health system resiliency in the face of current and future pandemics, like COVID-19; improve quality of care for women and newborns; invest in the healthcare workforce; and ensure respect and equitable care.


Program

Day One

Day One Sessions

Keynote Presentation and Road to 2030: New Challenges and New Opportunities to Accelerate Progress for Maternal and Newborn Health

Divergent Roads to Progress – A Country by Country Examination of the Challenges Overcome and the Factors that Led to Success

Antenatal Corticosteroids for Improving Preterm Newborn Survival in Low-Resource Countries: State of the Evidence and Contextual Learning from Country Experiences

Learning from Implementation: National Forums on Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Strengthening Measurement to Inform Action: Improving Experience of Care and Reducing Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth and of Newborns

Day One Networking Events

Day Two

Networking: Building Organizational Capacity to Achieve MNH Goals | USAIDs MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership

Networking Meet the Panelists: Antenatal Corticosteroids for Improving Preterm Newborn Survival in Low-Resource Countries: State of the Evidence and Contextual Learning from Country Experiences

Networking Meet the Panelists: Learning from Implementation: National Forums on Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

Networking: Innovative Solutions to Improve Adherence to Evidence-Based Practices around Childbirth: Experiences from India | Dakshata

Networking Young Professionals Network | CORE Group 

Day 2 Plenary
Resiliency in the Face of the Pandemic: Government Responses to Maintaining and Adapting MNH Services during COVID-19 – Insights to Mitigate Future Disruptions

Establishing Inpatient Care: Lessons Learned to Inform Quality of Care for Small and Sick Newborns

Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response Implementation at Country Level: A Critical Element for Improving Quality of Care

Stillbirth: Data and Parent Voices to End Preventable Deaths

The Road Ahead: Collection Action to Accelerate Progress – Improving MNH Outcomes while Providing People-Centered Care

Networking Meet the Panelists: Establishing Inpatient Care: Lessons Learned to Inform Quality of Care for Small and Sick Newborns

Networking: Power in Numbers, Power in Words: Explore the New What Women Want Dashboard | The White Ribbon Alliance

Networking Rethinking Knowledge Translation in the Digital Era: Innovative Solutions to Advance Maternal & Newborn Health and Engage Stakeholders for Policy and Action | PMNCH