EHS-COVID (42) Event: Preterm Births in a COVID-19 world, 17 November

13 November, 2020

(Forwarded from CORE Group)

Join us for a special event of the LSTHM-Charité Global Health Lecture Series on World Prematurity Day

Preterm Births in a COVID-19 world: Science, Systems and Social Impact

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

16:30 - 18:00 CET

On World Prematurity Day, Prof Joy Lawn, Professor of Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Epidemiology and Director of MARCH Centre at LSHTM, Dr Suman Rao, Professor of Neonatology, St. Johns' Medical College, India, Dr Queen Dube, Head of Pediatrics, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi and Silke Mader, Chairwoman of the Executive Board and Co-Founder of EFCNI and GLANCE, will focus on the issue preterm births during the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on preterm births and newborn care around the world.

Dr Anshu Banerjee, WHO Director of Department of Maternal, New Born, Child and Adolescent Health and Aging, will open the event and will share insights into the policy context for maternal and child health in the current climate. Helga Fogstad, Executive Director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), and Dr LuWei Pearson, acting Associate Director and Chief of Health Programme, UNICEF NYHQ, will provide reflections on the commitments needed to address gaps identified.

Event Details

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