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Join us at the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) 2023

This year we’re joining the global maternal newborn health community at IMNHC 2023.

26 April 2023

IMNHC 2023 marks a pivotal moment as we get closer to 2030, the end date of globally agreed upon goals for maternal and newborn health and prevention of stillbirths.

At the conference, our Evidence for Action (E4A) – MamaYe programme will be launching a new Africa-led MNH Collective. Representatives from MNH coalitions and networks in Kenya and Nigeria will be sharing their experience of advocating for maternal and newborn health in their context, and use the platform to engage a wider group of audiences, including civil society, development partner organisations and funders, to rally behind and support the collective. A strong MNH movement will provide these advocates with a regional platform to accelerate progress towards the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) and ending preventable maternal mortality (EPMM) targets by 2030 and drive urgent action.

Our Team Leader for the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) will also be sharing lessons on how to ‘Optimise Caesarean Section Use in Nepal through Facility-based Monitoring’.

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Overview of our sessions
Cesarean Birth at the Right Time and for the Right Patients

10 May 2023, 09.10 – 10.25 | Room: 1.63-1.64

  • Shanti Mahendra, Team Leader, Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (Abstract: Implementing the Robson Ten Group Classification System (TGCS) to Monitor Hospital Cesarean Section Rates in Nepal: Some Early Lessons)
  • Prof. Soo Downe, University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr. Helen Allott, Senior Specialist, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Ms. Rana Islamiah Zahroh, Research Assistant, Student, The University of Melbourne
Knowledge cafe: Lessons from Kenya, Nigeria, and Pakistan on accountability for equitable person-centred maternal and newborn health

10 May 2023, 15.15 – 16.15 | Auditorium 2

  • Stephen Yambi, MPDSR Advisor, at E4A-MamaYe Kenya
  • Ms. Kristine Yakhama, Zonal leader, Kakamega MNCH Alliance
  • Ms. Rafia Rauf Shakeel, National Coordinator/Project Director, Forum for Safe Motherhood (White Ribbon Alliance Pakistan Chapter)
  • Ms. Pauline Irungu, Global Policy and Advocacy Advisor, PATH
Panel: Are you ready to be part of the Africa-led collective on maternal and newborn health?

11 May 2023, 10.45 – 11.30 | Auditorium 2

  • Fred Ochieng, Secretary, MNH Coalition, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Rahma Issa, Member, RMNCAH Network, Bungoma, Kenya
  • Mustapha Jumare, Co-Chair, KADMAM, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Elizabeth Kah, Chair Knowledge Management and Communication Subcommittee, BaSAM, Bauchi, Nigeria
  • Muhammad Babakucici, Co-Chair, YoVAM, Yobe, Nigeria
  • Lucia Labosoa, Project Director, E4A-MamaYe programme, Kenya
  • Meshack Acholla, Advocacy Communications Advisor, E4A-MamaYe programme, Kenya
  • Esther Agbon, Nigeria Country Lead, E4A-MamaYe programme, Kenya
  • Federica Signoriello, Consultant, Options Consultancy Services


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Focus areas
Maternal and Newborn Health

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