Invitation to a webinar on Re-Visioning Emergency Obstetric & Newborn Care July 2 at 1 pm UTC

27 June, 2020

Dear HIFA Members

The USAID Health Research Program and the CIRCLE Project are pleased to announce a webinar for the Care-Seeking and Referral Community of Practice featuring Professor Lynn Freedman of Columbia University and AMDD. Please join us and spread the word to people in your professional network.

Re-Visioning Emergency Obstetric & Newborn Care (EmONC)

The Care-Seeking & Referral Community of Practice (CoP) webinar on Thursday July 2 at 9 a.m. EST will present the current framework for emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) and reexamine assumptions underlying that framework given realities in LMICs. Presenter Lynn Freedman, Professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Director, Averting Maternal Death and Disability program, will cover topics including signal functions of basic and comprehensive EmONC, quality of care, transportation needs, and approaches for different levels of care. Loveday Penn-Kekana, technical lead for the CoP, will give commentary on the presentation. Dr. Mohammed Ali: Chief of Party, ACERS Project and Dr. John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Director, Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ghana Health Services representing the Health Research Program BAA awardee project Emergency Referral (ACERS) in Ghana will provide reflections on what this reexamination of the framework means for implementation in their settings. CoP members and webinar participants will be invited to share experiences of actual implementation in their countries, ask questions, exchange ideas, and share their vision for a re-vision of EmONC.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mjpVSqzOTD6kQ9NJjyKSuQ

Agenda:

Welcome: Theresa Shaver: Senior Maternal Health Advisor, USAID -5 min

Presentation on Re-Visioning EmONC: Lynn Freedman: Professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Director, Averting Maternal Death and Disability program (AMDD)- 15 min

Commentary: Loveday Penn-Kekana: CoP Technical lead, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine -5 min

Reflections from ACERS Project in Ghana: Dr. Mohammed Ali: Chief of Party, ACERS Project and Dr. John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Director, Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ghana Health Services- 10 min

Q&A and discussion

We invite you to join our communities of practice for technical exchange and learning:

Care-Seeking & Referral: https://communities.harpnet.org/care-seeking-and-referral/join

Possible Serious Bacterial Infection (PSBI): https://communities.harpnet.org/psbi/join

Urban Health in sub-Saharan Africa:https://communities.harpnet.org/urban_health/join

We look forward to your participation in our webinar next Thursday July 2.

Sara

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SSI-RGB-15-Year-Icon-R2-3.png Sara A. Holtz

Community of Practice and MNCH Advisor

Social Solutions International, Inc.

CIRCLE Project

703-901-0603

sholtz@socialsolutions.biz

6153 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852

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HIFA profile: Sara Holtz is Communities of Practice and MNCH Advisor, CIRCLE Project, Social Solutions International. She coordinates global communities of practice for possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI), care-seeking & referral for MNCH in developing countries, and urban MNCH in sub-Saharan Africa for USAID's Health Research Program. For information: https://www.harpnet.org/communities-of-practice/ sholtz AT socialsolutions.biz