On November 27, 2023, Countdown to 2030 held an engaging side event on reducing inequalities in maternal, newborn and child health in Africa’s cities at the 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) organized by Africa CDC and Africa Union in Lusaka Zambia.
During the session, Countdown to 2030 presenters shared evidence from 10 African countries on conditions of the capital poor with regard to maternal, newborn and child health to understand health inequities and policies implemented by governments. Session attendees participated in a discussion focused on defining concrete strategies and actions for better epidemic resilience and preparedness.
Access the presentations below;
- Are capital cities losing their health advantage over other urban and rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa? by Agbessi Amouzou of Johns Hopkins University in the United States
- Who are the urban poor groups in the largest cities in Sub-Saharan Africa countries? by Fernando Wehrmeister, of the International Center for Equity in Health in Brazil
- Spatio-Temporal Trends of Maternal and Child Health Service Utilization and Child Mortality in Poor and Rich Districts of Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia by Worku Dechassa of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute
- Inequalities in access to emergency obstetric and neonatal care services in Dakar, Senegal by Ndeye Awa of APHRC in Senegal
- Urban deprivation, under-five child, and maternal health in Kampala Metropolitan city by Rornald Muhumuza of Makerere University in Uganda
- Understanding trends in and contextual factors affecting access to maternal health care services among women living in urban slums of Lusaka, Zambia by Choolwe Jacobs of the University of Zambia.
Countdown remains committed to strengthening evidence and analytic capacity to track progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition.