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Continuity of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care in the Time of COVID-19: Webinar 2

July 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Organized by USAID

Continuity of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care in the Time of COVID-19: Webinar 2

July 23, 2020


Please join the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership for its second webinar of the three-part knowledge exchange webinar series. Country leaders will discuss practical strategies on mitigating the disruption of essential services for child health and immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children continue to need vaccinations and treatment for severe childhood illnesses like diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria, which are responsible for the majority of childhood deaths. Some countries have paused immunization campaigns amidst the outbreak and several have reported a decline in demand and uptake of child health and immunization services arising from parents’ fear of exposure to COVID-19 in the health care setting. These fears include uncertainty about service availability, difficulty finding transport to immunization clinics during travel restrictions and lockdowns, and a general reduction in vaccine confidence due to misinformation surrounding COVID-19 and vaccination.

This series brings together global and country partners, including ministry of health counterparts, to capture and exchange country experiences to ensure that countries disseminate and adopt best practices during these challenging times. We will highlight strategies to maintain provision of essential child health and immunization services, maintain appropriate demand for services, and strengthen the enabling environment through modification of policies, scenario planning, and improved information gathering and tracking. Please join us.

Dr. Stephen Hodgins, Editor-in-Chief, Global Health: Science and Practice
Dr. Mohammad Shamsul Haque, Line Director, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health, Directorate General Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh
Dr. Isabella Sagoe-Moses, Acting Director of the Family Health Division, Ghana Health Service
Dr. Tom Sesay, Program Manager, Child Health/EPI Program, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone
Dr. Koki Agarwal, Project Director, USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership

Moderator: John Borrazzo, Senior Health Specialist (MNCH), Global Financing Facility

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July 23, 2020
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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