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Successful Country-led Scale-up of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Interventions

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Organized by
Wilson Center and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

May 16
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
6th Floor Auditorium, Wilson Center
Washington, DC

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(This event will be webcast live)

The unveiling of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 signaled a new era in global health. This era is characterized by country leadership in scaling up high impact health interventions to meet national goals. The goal of a country-led scale-up is to achieve widespread and sustainable impact, requiring both highly effective coverage of the population in need and institutionalization of key systems supports to sustain these expanded services. When both are achieved, interventions not already part of routine practice, such as the use of chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care, postpartum family planning, and case management of child illness at the community level can contribute to country efforts to meet SDG targets.

Join the Wilson Center and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program on May 16 for a discussion on how countries may effectively scale up high impact health interventions to meet their national health goals. We will hear from ministry of health representatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Nigeria, global development leaders, and academics, among other actors, to understand emerging best practices for scaling up high impact health interventions, contributing to more effective and resilient health systems.

Opening Remarks: Dr. Jim Ricca, Learning and Implementation Science Team Leader, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

Panel I: Country Perspectives

Moderated by: Nefra Faltas, Child Health Advisor, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, U.S. Agency for International Development

1) Dr. Abosede Adeniran, Director/Head, Child Health Division, Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria (Invited)
2) Dr. Jimmy Anzolo Mongonda, Provincial Program Team Lead, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, Democratic Republic of the Congo
3) Dr. Jean Fidèle Ilunga Mubayi, National Coordinator of Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI), Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Invited)
4) Dr. Felix Sayinzoga, Maternal Child and Community Health Division Manager, Ministry of Health, Rwanda (Invited)
5) Dr. Olayinka Umar-Farouk, Senior Newborn Specialist, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, Nigeria
6) Dr. Jacqueline Umunyana, Senior Program Learning and Scale Up Advisor, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, Rwanda

Panel II: Global Perspective

Moderated by: John Borrazzo, Deputy Director, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, U.S. Agency for International Development

1) Larry Cooley, President Emeritus, Management Systems International; Curator, Global Community of Practice on Scaling Development Outcomes
2) Laura Ghiron, Vice President, Partners in Expanding Health Qualty and Access; Member of the ExpandNet Secretariat
3) Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
4) Dr. Stephen Hodgins, Associate Professor for Global Health, University of Alberta; Editor-in-Chief, Global Health: Science and Practice

Closing Remarks: Dr. Koki Agarwal, Director, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program

 

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:

Venue

Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
Website:
http://go.wilsoncenter.org/219MVU6430001JB000aWI00

Organizers

Wilson Center
The Maternal and Child Survival Program