6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Aligning the Stars for Quality RMNCH Care! What Does it Take?

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Event Co-sponsors

U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) 

Webcast Recap

In the era of the Sustainable Development Goals, country and global stakeholders are focusing more on quality in health care, including quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) care. With momentum increasing to accelerate reductions in mortality and embrace a forward-looking “survive and thrive” agenda, there is an urgent need to support country health systems to incorporate high quality RMNCH health care as a core mission of a country's health system. This event will share learning from countries, the World Health Organization’s MNCH Quality of Care network and the upcoming publication of the Lancet Commission on High Quality Health Systems to explore how we can make quality of RMNCH care everybody’s business.

 

Join the Wilson Center and the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) on September 18 for a discussion of critical quality gaps in RMNCH care and ongoing work to improve and sustain high-quality care at scale.

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Opening Remarks
 
Dr. Kathleen Hill
Maternal Health Team Lead, USAID's flagship MCSP
 
Barbara Hughes
Director, Office of Maternal, Child, Health & Nutrition, Bureau of Global Health, USAID
 
 
Panel 1: Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground: Improving quality of RMNCH care in low and middle income countries
 
Moderator
Chantelle Allen
Senior Technical Advisor, USAID's flagship MCSP
 
Speakers
Dr. Md Aminul Hassan (Invited)
Focal Point Quality Improvement Secretariat, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Bangladesh
 
Dr. Chibugo Okoli
Deputy Chief of Party, USAID's flagship MCSP, Nigeria  
 
Dr. Boniface Onwe
Director & State Program Manager, Ebonyi State, Ministry of Health, Nigeria
 
Eliane Razafimandimby
Chief of Party, USAID's flagship MCSP, Madagascar
 
Dr. Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti
Ag. Commissioner (Community Health), Ministry of Health, Uganda
 
 
Panel 2: What does it take?  Aligning global, regional, and country stars to accelerate improved quality of RMNCH care at scale in low-resource settings
 
Moderator
Lily Kak
Team Lead for Newborn Health, Office of Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition, USAID
 
Speakers
Dr. Margaret Kruk
Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Chair, The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era
 
Dr. Blerta Maliqi 
Technical Officer/Team Leader, Network for Improving Quality Care for MNCH, World Health Organization
 
Dr. Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti
Ag. Commissioner (Community Health), Ministry of Health, Uganda
 
Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey 
Executive Director, Africa Region, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
 
Closing Remarks
Dr. Koki Agarwal 
Project Director, USAID's flagship MCSP
 

 

Speakers

Introduction

  • Dr. Kathleen Hill

    Maternal Health Team Lead, USAID's flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program
  • Barbara Hughes

    Director, Office of Maternal, Child, Health, & Nutrition, Bureau of Global Health, USAID

Moderator

  • Chantelle Allen

    Senior Technical Advisor, USAID's flagship MCSP
  • Lily Kak

    Team Lead for Newborn Health, Office of Maternal, Child, Health, and Nutrition, USAID

Panelists

  • Dr. Koki Agarwal

    Director, USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program, Jhpiego
  • Dr. Margaret Kruk

    Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Chair, The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era
  • Dr. Blerta Maliqi

    Technical Officer/Team Leader, Network for Improving Quality Care for MNCH, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Chibugo Okoli

    Deputy Chief of Party, USAID's flagship MCSP, Nigeria
  • Dr. Boniface Onwe

    Director & State Program Manager, Ebonyi State, Ministry of Health, Nigeria
  • Eliane Razafimandimby

    Chief of Party, USAID's flagship MCSP, Madagascar
  • Dr. Jesca Nsungwa Sabiiti

    Ag. Commissioner (Community Health), Ministry of Health, Uganda
  • Dr. Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey

    Executive Director, Africa Region, Institute for Healthcare Improvement