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AlignMNH: Collective Action for Maternal Newborn Health

November 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Organized by AlignMNH

AlignMNH: Collective Action for Maternal Newborn Health

November 18, 2020


We are pleased to invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 18, from 8 to 10 a.m. EST / 3 to 5 p.m. CAT, for the launch of AlignMNH: Collective Action for Maternal Newborn Health. 

With only 10 years left to achieve Sustainable Development Goal era targets, there is an urgent need to accelerate progress and align around critical issues to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity and prevent stillbirths worldwide. AlignMNH builds on decades of work across the MNH community and seeks to complement and amplify existing efforts. AlignMNH aims to support countries in realizing their MNH goals by regularly convening stakeholders and building a knowledge exchange platform to share learning, experiences and evidence.

During the launch event, we will introduce the global MNH community to the dynamic, multidirectional AlignMNH platform. Participants will learn about upcoming virtual and in-person convenings and the knowledge-sharing hub. The event will highlight how AlignMNH will work across countries to share learning, discuss challenges and solutions, and celebrate progress. Attendees will hear from country stakeholders regarding their priorities and needs. Please join us.

Featured presenters:

Lia Tadesse, Honorable Minister of Health, Ethiopia

Queen Dube, Head of Pediatrics and Child Health, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi; Co-chair of AlignMNH Steering Committee

Anshu Banerjee, Director of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing, World Health Organization; Co-chair of AlignMNH Steering Committee

Amy Pollack, Director, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kate Crawford, Director, Office of Maternal Child Health and Nutrition, U.S. Agency for International Development

Hadiza Galadanci, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bayero University, Kano; Co-chair RMNH Technical Working Group, Nigeria

Aparajita Gogoi, Executive Director, Center for Catalyzing Change; National Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance, India

David Ntirushwa, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, Rwanda

Samba Sow, Director General of the Center for Vaccine Development, Ministry of Health, Mali

Tlaleng Mofokeng, Commissioner, Commission for Gender Equality, South Africa

Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General, Ghana Health Service, Ghana

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November 18, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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