AlignMNH convened a virtual meeting on April 4-7 to share the data around measuring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, providing respectful maternal and newborn care, and strengthening quality of care. Several Countdown to 2030 researchers presented and helped plan the event.
In the first session, Aluisio Barros from the International Center for Equity in Health provided updated data on the coverage targets set by the Every Newborn Action Plan and Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality. Also in this session, Cheikh Faye from the African Population and Health Center shared findings from Countdown’s analysis of the impact that the COVID-19 impact has had on maternal and newborn health services. Sudha Sharma, an investigator on the Nepal exemplar study, was one of the panelists for this session.
A recording of the session in available:
Here is a link to the session on respectful care in Asia:
Here’s a link to the session on respectful care in Africa:
Anshu Banerjee from the World Health Organization and others held a discussion on quality of care; the recording is available here:
Mary Kinney from the University of the Western Cape and others discussed next year’s planned International Maternal and Newborn Health Conference; here is a link to the recording: