Apply Now: Program Implementation Workshop on Postpartum Hemorrhage

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By: Kate Mitchell, Manager of the MHTF Knowledge Management System, Women and Health Initiative

USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), along with partners at Population Services International (PSI), Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI), and EngenderHealth, are teaming up to offer a 3-day workshop for non-governmental organizations on approaches to preventing postpartum hemorrhage with misoprostol.

From the organizers:

The workshop will focus predominantly on implementation approaches for preventing PPH at homebirth using misoprostol. It will also provide partners with the knowledge and tools for successful implementation of a comprehensive approach to PPH prevention using strategies for births either at home or in a facility.

Who should attend the workshop?
Program managers and technical staff supporting implementation of maternal health programs.

What kind of sessions will be offered?
The workshop will provide a forum for NGOs working in countries with a high maternal mortality burden and feature a series of interactive learning sessions and discussions. NGOs will learn about the introduction and implementation of successful PPH prevention programs and will use lessons learned to develop strategies and action plans.

A detailed agenda is being developed and will be shared with participants.

What are the dates and locations?
Washington, D.C.: 24-26 September 2013

Additional region workshops will be held in the following locations (exact dates are yet to be finalized):
Kathmandu, Nepal: December 2013
Maputo, Mozambique: February 2014

How can I apply?
Due to limited space, we cannot accept all applications for this workshop. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis by MCHIP staff.

– Applications for the Washington, D.C. workshop are currently available for submission here.
– Applications for Nepal and Mozambique will be available at a later date.

What is the deadline for applications?
The deadline for the Washington, DC workshop is September 10, 2013.

How many people can attend per organization?
Due to limited space, only five applications will be accepted per organization. As applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, once we have accepted 5 participants from a single organization, additional applicants from the same organization will no longer be considered.

What is the registration fee?
There is no fee to attend this workshop. MCHIP will cover all workshop expenses and lunches. Attendees must cover their own travel, lodging and personal expenses to attend.

What should I do if I need to cancel my subscription to the D.C. workshop?
Please email Jessica Kerbo: A fee will be charged for DC attendees that cancel after September 10th.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
You may contact Jessica Kerbo, the Conference Coordinator:

Learn more and apply to participate in the workshop here.