The Africa Regional Meeting on "Interventions for Impact in Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care," organized by the MCHIP Program, was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the week of February 21–25, 2011. The meeting brought together policy leaders, experienced clinicians and program managers with a goal to support accelerated implementation and expansion of maternal and newborn health programs in countries throughout Africa, with a specific focus on prevention and management of postpartum hemorrhage, pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and newborn asphyxia. More than 300 individuals representing 36 countries attended the meeting, which was designed to help African countries pursue evidence-based interventions and strengthen national programs aiming to improve maternal and neonatal health.
To read the meeting report, click here.
Speaker presentations are also available, and each country was asked to prepare program review posters that:
• Identified five priority interventions that are appropriate to be introduced or expanded in their country;
• Included two immediate steps that their country can take to disseminate information from this meeting to their colleagues; and
• Illuminated two challenges that might delay or interfere with introducing/expanding the five priority interventions.
In addition, posters from the meeting can be viewed by country: