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No Progress Without Quality: Country-led strategies to improve maternal and newborn health 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. This event is the second in our three-part series, “Elevating Country Voices in the Global Dialogue on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and Family Planning,” and will highlight successes across key thematic areas of quality of care: measurement, government and leadership, quality improvement capacity building, and accountability.

Date & Time

Wednesday
Sep. 22, 2021
9:00am – 10:30am ET

Overview

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. For example, an estimated 8 percent of maternal deaths can be directly linked to poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) conditions. In order to meet the needs of all women and children, there must be a global emphasis on improving quality of care across maternal health, adolescent and youth 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. This event is the second in our three-part series, “Elevating Country Voices in the Global Dialogue on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and Family Planning,” and will highlight successes across key thematic areas of quality of care: measurement, government and leadership, quality improvement capacity building, and accountability.

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

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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