Upcoming Webinar: Cesarean Section Safety and Quality in Low-Resource Settings

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By: Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

On 27-28 July, 2017, the Fistula Care Plus Project and the Maternal Health Task Force co-convened a technical consultation to explore critical issues related to the safety and quality of cesarean sections provided in low-resource settings. While the volume of cesarean sections in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has increased steadily in recent years, many of these procedures are being provided in settings that do not meet minimum standards of safety and quality.

On Thursday, 9 November at 9:30AM ET, the Fistula Care Plus Project will be hosting a webinar titled, “Cesarean Section Safety and Quality in Low-Resource Settings: Highlights from a Global Technical Consultation.” The objectives of the webinar are to:

  • Understand the key findings of a recent analysis of Demographic Health Survey and Service Provision Assessment data on trends in cesarean section provision in LMICs
  • Describe important contributors to and key health impacts of an unsafe health system environment for cesarean section
  • Describe the key actions in the consensus agenda produced through the consultation
  • Identify opportunities to disseminate the action agenda and support its implementation

Speakers

Lenka Benova
Co-Investigator, Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET)

Vandana Tripathi
Deputy Director, Fistula Care Plus Project

John Varallo
Senior Technical Advisor, Jhpiego

Mary Nell Wegner
Executive Director, Maternal Health Task Force

Register for the webinar here>>

Read the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF)’s mini-series, “The Global Epidemic of Unnecessary Cesarean Sections” [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3]

Learn more about the “Cesarean Section Safety and Quality in Low Resource Settings” technical meeting.

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