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No Progress Without Quality: Country-Led Strategies to Improve Health and Family Planning Outcomes

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in collaboration with USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, for a panel discussion on country-led approaches to improve quality of care at scale during the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is the second in our three-part series, “Elevating Country Voices in the Global Dialogue on Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Family Planning,” and will highlight country learning across key thematic areas of quality of care: measurement, leadership and governance, quality improvement action and capacity building, measurement, and accountability.

Date & Time

Tuesday
Feb. 1, 2022
9:00am – 10:30am ET

Overview

No Progress Without Quality: Country-Led Strategies to Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Family Planning Outcomes

High-quality health systems could prevent one million newborn deaths and half of all maternal deaths. In low-resource settings, poor quality of care is a bigger obstacle to improving health outcomes than lack of access to care. Yet, amid an ongoing pandemic, it is more difficult than ever for stretched health systems to provide safe, quality health care. To meet the needs of all women and children, country and global stakeholders must rally to improve quality of care at scale across maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, and family planning services.

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative, in collaboration with USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, for a panel discussion on country-led approaches to improve quality of care at scale during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event is the second in our three-part series, “Elevating Country Voices in the Global Dialogue on Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, and Family Planning,” and will highlight country learning across key thematic areas of quality of care: measurement, leadership and governance, quality improvement action and capacity building, measurement, and accountability.

Please send questions for our panelists to mhi@wilsoncenter.org and follow the conversation on Twitter at @Wilson_MHI & @USAID_MOMENTUM, and on Instagram at @MaternalHealthInitiative using the hashtag #MHDialogue. Find more coverage of these issues on our blog, NewSecurityBeat.org/Dot-Mom.

Speakers

Dr. Koki Agarwal

Director, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership; Vice President of D.C. Operations, Jhpiego

Dr. Patricia Jodrey

Child Health Team Lead, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Dr. Blerta Maliqi

Team Lead, Policies, Strategy and Planning, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health and Aging, World Health Organization

Panelists

Mavis Donkor

Deputy Health Information Officer, Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG)

Margaret T. Macarthy Nee Mannah

Program Manager, Quality Management Programme, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone

Dr. Zoya Ali Rizvi

Deputy Commissioner, Adolescent Health Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India

Maureen Fatsani Tshabalala

Senior Project Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Hosted By

Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers.  Read more