Maternal & newborn health webinar: Arrive to survive & thrive 18 Nov at 12:30 UTC

3 November, 2021

Arrive to survive and thrive: Strengthening referral networks for improved maternal and newborn health

November 18, 7:30 a.m. EST (12:30 UTC)

The USAID Health Research Program invites you to a webinar on November 18th at 7:30-9:00 a.m. EST (12:30 UTC) to highlight the use of implementation research to strengthen referral networks for obstetric and newborn emergencies to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes. The webinar will feature USAID’s Acute Care and Emergency Referral Systems (ACERS) project in Ghana, which established Emergency Dispatch Centers to strengthen communication between community and district level health facilities to refer and transport individuals needing emergency care. This event will also feature the Kampala Slum Maternal and Newborn Health (MaNe) project in Uganda, which created a public-private emergency transportation system and strengthened the referral networks for maternal and newborn care in Kampala’s informal settlements. Lessons learned and recommendations by both projects will be shared for those stakeholders seeking to strengthen referral systems in other low or middle income countries.


For more information about the Health Research Program's Dissemination Series:

And implementation research:


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

Community of Practice and MNCH Advisor

Social Solutions International, Inc.

CIRCLE Project


6153 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852

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) and urban MNCH in sub-Saharan Africa for USAID's Health Research Program. For information: sholtz AT