PLOS Medicine to Launch New Collection on Measuring MNCH Coverage May 7

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By: Sarah Blake, MHTF consultant

To mark the launch of its latest research collection, on May 7, PLOS Medicine is holding the event “Can We Do Better? Measuring Maternal, Newborn and Child Health,” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 9:30am-12:30 pm.

The launch event  will include presentations by researchers whose work is featured in the collection, along with the following featured speakers:

  •  Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID
  • Mariam Claeson, Deputy Director, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Family Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Tessa Wardlaw, Assistant Director, Statistics and Monitoring Unit, UNICEF
  • Jocalyn Clark, Senior Magazine Editor, PLOS Medicine

From the collection overview:

Coverage indicators are widely used to assess whether interventions are reaching women and children in low- and middle-income countries, particularly through population-based household surveys. This collection of original research articles and reviews shows that while some of the indicators can be measured accurately, others may not provide valid results and therefore need further investigation and development.

To RSVP for the launch event, email:

For more information on the event and collection, visit the event announcement posted on the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group website. To see the Table of Contents for the collection, click here.